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Stonesy 05-27-2012 10:28 AM

A question about Parrot fish (Cichlids)
 
I didn't see the Parrot fish in the fish profile. Does anyone know what water parameters suite them best? The parameters in this tank are as follows:

Ammonia, 0
ph, 7.8
nitrites 0
nitrates 10

It's a 75g and well planted.

Thanks for anyones input.

skelator 05-27-2012 08:16 PM

ph is a little high imo but i dont think its a deal breaker.

Olympia 05-27-2012 09:01 PM

What else is in your tank?
The parrot will make short work of the plants, I'd move them if possible.
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Tazman 05-27-2012 11:04 PM

Am changing the title of this thread so as not to confuse it with Marine (Saltwater) Parrot Fish.

Tazman 05-27-2012 11:13 PM

Another point is do you mean Blood Parrot Cichlid or the True Parrot which has the scientific name Hoplarchus psittacus.

There is a big difference in what size tank they need. True Parrots need very large 125g+ tanks for a pair as they grow to about 14-16" considerably more than the Blood Parrots who remain small.

Olympia 05-28-2012 04:53 AM

There's another kind? Whoops I was thinking blood parrot. :-D
I'm sure the other kind will ruin your plants too, they just like doing that I'm general.
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