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Parrot Fish!!!! HELP!!!
Old 06-04-2007, 07:45 PM   #1
 
Parrot Fish!!!! HELP!!!

We just got 4 small parrot fish and they did not go well with white convicts. So we put them in there own 15 gallon eclipse tank.
Since then they will NOT come out from behind a few rocks and plants. They are scared of their own shadow and quivering. They wait for the food to drop. Maybe we should buy a few small puffers to shake things up or maybe some other kind of fish or will they eventually warm up to us???? HELP!!!
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Old 06-04-2007, 09:36 PM   #2
 
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A large tank of 30-40 gallons with plenty of rocks is a suitable setup. Plants will only get uprooted in the neaer future. They sound like jellybean parrots to me which fortunately do not grow beyond 4 inches but can be very prolific.

Do not get puffers. Puffers are not suitable community fish and neither are the parrots. They are rather notorious fin nippers. I wouldn't recommend any more fish aside from them I'm afraid. The future problems lie ahead when they begin to breed. When did you get those fish? If they were in your care for barely a week, please be patient. Sooner or later, they won't shy away.
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Old 06-05-2007, 07:39 AM   #3
 
I only have had them a few days but I never had a breed of fish that were so shy and corwarded behind anything thats in the tank.

Do they need alot of rocks and plants like the cichlids that are high or can we get away with some low decorations, so we could possibly see them?
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Old 06-05-2007, 08:56 PM   #4
 
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I only have had them a few days but I never had a breed of fish that were so shy and corwarded behind anything thats in the tank.
You just have to be patient. It takes time for the fish to settle in the tank.
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Do they need alot of rocks and plants like the cichlids that are high or can we get away with some low decorations, so we could possibly see them?
Plants will get uprooted. Rocks are fine.
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Old 06-05-2007, 11:08 PM   #5
 
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I only have had them a few days but I never had a breed of fish that were so shy and corwarded behind anything thats in the tank.

Do they need alot of rocks and plants like the cichlids that are high or can we get away with some low decorations, so we could possibly see them?
they are very shy fish at first... give them a couple days to get used to their habitat.

possibly look into a 30 G tank for them... and add a dojo loach or kuhli.

i have 2 parrots in my 29 with 4 tiger barbs and a dojo and everyone gets along just fine
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Old 06-06-2007, 12:03 AM   #6
 
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possibly look into a 30 G tank for them... and add a dojo loach or kuhli.
Kuhlis will not tolerate the parrots' aggression and dojos are coldwater species. He can't add any more fish other than the four. These fish are very eager to breed.
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Old 06-06-2007, 02:35 AM   #7
 
well my dojos and parrots get along fine with a water temp of 75. they can be a cold water fish but can also survive in a tropical tank.
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