01-12-2009, 07:16 PM
| || | Fat fish are not healthy fish. These are plainly obese from too much feeding and will suffer health issues especially involving their digestive systems in the long run. I'm sorry but you are suggesting the wrong thing to fatten up the fish. This is a blanket statement. The bioload produced depends on how much you feed them but adults do not require more than once feeding especially on daily basis. How about the jellybean parrots and texas x parrot crosses? These grow barely 3-4 inches and 5-6 inches respectively and only in rare cases. These are fine for 35g and smaller but no smaller than 10g. The true parrots are seldom available so I doubt this is an issue here.
Originally Posted by Cody
Also, I don't believe that any BP, or similar Parrots, can live in a 35G. They produce a ton of waste.
The issue in my first post is not all about hybrids. It's all about dyeing and tattooing practices, both of which are condoned largely in the aquarium trade. This forum is all for responsible upkeep of the fish as are most other fish forums. Why do we have them in the first place? To educate behind the reasoning. Heck, the former is lesser evil as it does not involved painful processes such as injection and acids.
I'm not going to go along with the bandwagon of hybrinized fish being bad, but the BP's tend to have plenty of downfalls.