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post #1 of 6 Old 01-21-2012, 09:51 AM Thread Starter
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Hello from west virginia..I thought i posted this once but i dont think it went through. I am going to make this one shorter. I have 4 parrot fish that i raised up as babies. (never want to do that again..)

I have a 10 gallon tank but will be getting a floor size when they get bigger. We also have a parrotlet bird, maltese dog, and outside cat.

When i bought the 2 parrot fish at the pet store they said they were very hard to breed or whatever they do.. lol

One month later wow!!!! what a mess. I had a yellow one, and a pink one. These are white with some pink in them.

If anyone knows much about these type of fish let me know. I do know you can not put other fish in with them, but i was thinking of a blue grab and one of the poop eaters.

I always had goldfish before and thought i would try tropical fish, wouldn't you know this would have happened to me..

The fish are doing fine and looking good. 2 of them are about one inch long and the other 2 are smaller.

I love this forum and know i am going to learn so much from it..

thanks so much for any info one can give.
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post #2 of 6 Old 01-21-2012, 12:06 PM
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a hello and welcome is all i can offer as i don't know anything about your type of fish.

when you set up a new tank,hide an extra
sponge or two behind some decor,that way you have
something seeded for you next filter.
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post #3 of 6 Old 01-21-2012, 07:11 PM
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Welcome to Tropical Fish Keeping forum.

It may help to narrow down the fish you have; are they parrot cichlids, like the one below?

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The aquarist is one who must learn the ways of the biologist, the chemist, and the veterinarian. [unknown source]

Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
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post #4 of 6 Old 01-24-2012, 07:14 AM Thread Starter
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don't think so

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Welcome to Tropical Fish Keeping forum.

It may help to narrow down the fish you have; are they parrot cichlids, like the one below?

Byron.

Don't think they look like that byron. I had pale and female (which i didn't want they to have babies) but they did. The adults were pink and yellow where they had put dye into them i think they said.

I had 4 parrot fish to live and i kept them. They are doing fine. They have been with me since April and are not very big. I have 2 that are about an inch and 2 that are smaller.

Mine are parrot fish but don't seem to look exactly like yours.
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post #5 of 6 Old 01-24-2012, 08:13 AM
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unfortunately dyed fish is a possibility. is there anyway you can post a picture?
if your thinking a pleco to eat poop it very much so doesnt, infact they produce a large amount of poop themselves.

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if your thinking a pleco to eat poop it very much so doesnt,
yep..what he said.

when you set up a new tank,hide an extra
sponge or two behind some decor,that way you have
something seeded for you next filter.
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