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Simply Why Pure Parrot Cichlid Spawn Are Rare.

While on YouTube, I found a video that I feel explains why our beloved aquatic species usually can't breed with it's own like.

I hope this helps all of you understand why, too:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AvcsD7vILOw

 

Is My Parrot Healthy?

Hello, I am just wondering if my parrot cichlid is healthy! Please respond! :) 

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Parrot Cichlids Make Television Appearance!

  Okay... I know I've made mention of Parrot Cichlids making an odd appearence in visual-media before, but all of you must admit: It's good to see them somewhere other than on YouTube.

Prolapsed egg sac?

Hi, I have had my parrot fish Delilah for approx 10 years, she has regularly laid eggs. Two weeks ago she started to hang around in the corner of the tank and didn't seem herself. Overnight a large 'tumour' erupted from underneath. I did some research and now think this may be her egg sac. It has egg like objects in it and seems to shed skin like material. I tried some antibiotic into the tank and took her out yesterday to give her an Epsom salt bath. The growth seems to be getting bigger. She lost her colour and I haven't seen her eat for approx 8 days.

Adding fish

I now have a single blood parrot, about 6 inches in size, who has been the only fish in a 75 gal tank for about 6 months.  I was told I can only add fish that are larger than him, but our only fish store that had large fish is now closed.  Can I put smaller parrots in with this one, and what is the best way to do it.  Thanks for any assistance you may provide.

Image upload is fixed

I have fixed the image upload.

Here are the image upload instructions (and I also fixed them in the Help area)

 

Uploading images is simple. Just click the button shown, browse to select your image from your computer, and click Open! The image will appear in your post. 

  

Once you upload, if your image looks too big, double-click the image in the editor window and the Image Properties window wwill appear.

The fish inside the filter

Suddenlly I heard strange sound coming from the fish tsnk in the other room! When I went there I saw the fish ( it is one fish in a round tank) under or inside the filtter !!!! I quick;ly inpluged the fillter and hlped the fish to swim litter farther than the filter. It went down the tank and layed on its side for few secounds but then it swam good bit slower than it usually dose, (It is almost like Nemo in Finding Nemo movie when Nemo tries to free all the fish from ther tank and to the sea) It is the firs time is see a fish behaves like this in real life. 

Worried my lady has hith!,

 Hello my name is George and i have had my fish Cruella for over a year now. She is about 3-4 inches long, and resides in a 55 gallon tank by herself. I have a 75 gallon water filter on one side, and a 15 gallon on the other side along with a air strip and heater. The tank sits around 78 degrees and i vaccum and do a 50% water change every 2-4 weeks and it always tests clean. I was feeding her Hikari cichlid gold and the occasioanl cricket 2-3 times a day, i changed her diet because i believe she had swimmers gut?

I'm new

I am new in this forum and now I introduce myself. My name Leafy and I'm passionate about aquariums about 15 years. I started like most of us with goldfish, then devote myself after a few years of breeding and Tricoghaster and Gourami. After then, however, I decided to switch to angel and disco fish. Currently I have two tanks, one dedicated to Red Parrot and angelfish ... The tank where he lives 2 baby Red Parrot is about 300 liters, an external filter tetra ex 1200 and one inside. After this presentation, I'm looking for information and advice about Red Parrot.

Parrot fish swimming upside down.

what can I do to help my fish? He is floating upside down. He tries to swim upright but just rolls over belly side up. I am worried because part of his body is out of the water when he does this. He is in a 75 gal tank with 1 spotted puffer and a few Cory catfish.  Water parameters are good. 

Blood Parrot unable to chew, help!

Hi, I have had my blood parrot for over 5 years. He has always had a voracious apetitie but recently I noticed that while he took food into his mouth, it was coming back out minutes later. It seemed as though he was trying to chew but couldn't hold it in his throat to do so. (This is different than bloat in my opinion as he does not spit the food back right away and try again--he keeps it in for a long time trying to eat it) He can also hardly get the food by himself, I don't know if he can't see well or just can't angle his large body under it correctly.

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Walkabout Fish-Tank, or... How To Take Your Fish for a Walk.

While musing ideas for tank designs, I took a 1.5-gal. clear glass tea-jug w/handle, made sure the drain/pour spout at the bottom was water-tight, rinse-washed it thoroughly with the hottest water I could and added a Tetra Whisper 3i in-tank filter with a sponge over the inlet for coarse mechanical flitration. Since it was air-powered filter, I merely employed a small, battery-powered air-pump--found among fishing supplies in the sporting-goods section of any local superstore--and ran the air-line & hung the pump's clip through the pour/fill hole in the jar's lid.

Hello. Newbie here.

I am so thankful to have found this site. Thank you for accepting me into your group. I have this big, fat, puckered lipped ball of scales and personality and there is no one here who cares to listen about his antics. If the fish isn't filleted, breaded and pan fried, my husband isn't interested. I had no clue that the day I brought little Nibbles home in his plastic bag that I was going to literally fall in love with him. I swear that darn fish has a sense of humor. Anyway, Thanks again. I look forward to reading about your little guys and girls and seeing your pics too.

Aggression

I have 2 parrot fish (blood parrots) that I have had for 2 years now - they are in a 75 gallon tank with a pleco.   Everything was fine until one week ago - when the larger Parrot started aggressively attacking the pleco.    There is no change in the tank - the water is good, there is enough food - nothing inside the tank was moved or adjusted.  Nothing has changed that I am aware of and I know Parrots can become aggressive.   The other parrot fish occ gets head bumped but I have never seen so much aggression in all the years I have had parrots.

Any ideas?    

I was wondering

Hi, how are you all? 

I was wondreng what kind of fish  may live pacefully with Orange Parrot fish, other than cat fish? 

Thankn you for the help. 

Strange colours fade away in water

Once when we got my first fish tank to be in charge of it, a family member notices something strange. While we were washing the equipments and the rockes Their clours went out ( the black rocks stared to wash out, the black stared to turn into white)!! it means they were colored. I guess strange colours are signs for unrealastic colours! ( black, red or blue etc...)

Red Blooded Parrot Help

Hello! I am new to red blooded parrots and I just started a 100 gallon tank with five parrots on December 8th, 2016. Four are approx 2 inches long and a bright red color, the 5th one is approx 3-1/2 inches long and is pink in color. When I first placed them into the tank the smaller ones were visible for about an hour and then they went into hiding. As for the bigger parrot it stayed visible for one day but then it eventually went into hiding. I have plenty of places for the parrots to hide so they should feel safe until they are brave enough to stay out of hiding.

Tank Mates

Hey guys, first time poster! I could really use some help, I have a large 2 year old parrot in my 55 gallon tank along with my 1 year old parrot which is medium sized. The large parrot constantly bullies the medium sized parrot to the point that I had to designate an area of refuge for the medium sized parrot. I've seen beautiful tanks filled with cichlids, especially parrots and would love to have my tank like that. Do you have any tips? Maybe add another parrot or 2 to take away from the bullying? 

Baby Pictures!

I guess it's about time I posted this:

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