The Flowerhorn fish is a completely unnatural fish, a hybrid of hybrids. This makes it a very amazing fish, because with the imbalance in the amount of chromosomes or genetic material in the sex cells of different species, it is able to reproduce. It was produced after meticulous selective breeding by fish breeders in Malaysia.
The common belief is that the Flowerhorn fish is a hybrid of hybrids, produced after meticulous selective breeding by fish breeders in Malaysia. A hybrid of two cichlids, Amphilophus Trimaculatum and Amphilophus Citrinellus, was cross-bred with the "Giant Blood Parrot", a hybrid of its own, to produce the Flowerhorn Fish.
Some claim however that The Flowerhorn was actually a cichlid by itself that once lived in the wild, and was only artificially cross-bred with other species to improve its quality.
There is some controversy over the origins of this fish.
However, we do know that the current breeds sold in aquarium shops are no longer totally natural, and it has thus been denied of a proper scientific name.