Aggressive Blood Parrots
Tropical Fish

Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources » Freshwater Fish and Aquariums » Freshwater and Tropical Fish » Cichlids » Aggressive Blood Parrots

Aggressive Blood Parrots

This is a discussion on Aggressive Blood Parrots within the Cichlids forums, part of the Freshwater and Tropical Fish category; --> Hi, we need some advice regarding our blood parrots. Here's the tank setup: 50 gallon, external 5+ gallon canister filter, oxygen pump, heater. Fish: ...

Check out these freshwater fish profiles
Scalare Angelfish
Scalare Angelfish
Oscar
Oscar
Reply
LinkBack Thread Tools vBmenu Seperating Image Search this Thread vBmenu Seperating Image
Aggressive Blood Parrots
Old 10-31-2007, 09:57 PM   #1
 
Aggressive Blood Parrots

Hi,

we need some advice regarding our blood parrots.

Here's the tank setup:

50 gallon, external 5+ gallon canister filter, oxygen pump, heater.

Fish: 4 blood parrots (appr. 3 inch), 3 common plecos (4 inch), 5 bala sharks (4 inch), 1 black oscar (5 inch), 2 flowerhorns (4 inch).

2 of the blood parrots keep producing eggs every 2 to 3 weeks, they are an established couple. The male (I presume, since he's larger (almost 4 inch), and a female start digging first and chasing other fish around, then they get even more territorial, then they lay eggs and start biting everything that moves (even for me the bites are quite painful to tell the truth).

Anyways, 2 days ago we lost an albino Oscar to their rage - he's been injured by the heater a while ago (we installed a heater guard since), and was not as fast and fiesty as others, so they kept nibbling on him and caused a pop-eye and then a skin disorder, which got infected as a result and the fishy died :(:(:( We tried to save him, and the black oscar kept protecting him (is it common by the way?), but he died.

The black Oscar is always bitten by them too whenever they lay eggs and it takes a while for him to recover.

Now we are thinking about installing a premanent separator in our tank with 4 parrots on one side and the rest of the fish on the other side. Is it a good idea? We ordered a sheet of glass with holes drilled in the middle for water circulation.

Any advice?

Thank you


[/u]
twoinchina is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2007, 11:52 PM   #2
 
Lupin's Avatar
 
Tank looks too overcrowded to need a divider. My only recommendation is to trim down the population.
Lupin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-01-2007, 12:51 AM   #3
 
See, they seem fine most of the time, we've had the tank for more than 3 months with no casualties till the day before yesterday.

Can anything else be done?

Thank you
twoinchina is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Blood parrots Deku Cichlids 22 01-14-2009 03:03 PM
Blood Parrots KarlS Beginner Freshwater Aquarium 12 11-27-2008 04:49 AM
Blood parrots breeding twoinchina Fish Breeding 5 11-04-2007 01:50 PM
blood parrots reverendred Fish Breeding 2 05-16-2007 10:41 PM
blood parrots reverendred Cichlids 14 04-16-2007 10:13 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:25 AM.