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Deku 01-11-2009 07:32 PM

Blood parrots
 
Hey I got a 35gallon tank and i read up i could have up to one or two in this tank size...any other additional info on them?like what should i watch out and what should i feed it? tankmates? Can i use sand? I heard it comes in different colors like calico, orange, red, blue, green, purple :/ umm so whats most recomended out of the colors? id like to have green green since well its my favorite color. and purple but ived watched vids about them. and they seam territorial. :/ also whats the longevity?

P.s(i dont really care if people think its cruel to buy one because to me the way i see it its like that unwanted puppy that is doomed to live a horrible life.. :/)

55bldparrot30 01-11-2009 07:40 PM

The dyed parrots are weakend and they only stay that color for so long .Then they quickly grow out of it . Some will live a happy life and others may die due to the impact of dying them. Eitherway your green parrots will return to there regular color with faded spots. So ,stick with the blonde or orange red color parrots. Trust me. There personality is so interesting they could be albino and i would still like the fish.

Lupin 01-11-2009 07:53 PM

It is not cruel to buy blood parrots however they may look but you are promoting dyeing and tattooing practices by buying a dyed blood parrot. That's your choice but we do not encourage such practice. 55bldparrot30 is correct in relating about the dyed fish. Sorry but if you look from this perspective, you will see why we turn down dyed specimens.

55bldparrot30 01-11-2009 07:58 PM

By the way, A parrot can live for 5 to 10 years maybe more under perfect conditions.

Cody 01-11-2009 09:16 PM

Also, I don't believe that any BP, or similar Parrots, can live in a 35G. They produce a ton of waste.

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.

9311dan 01-11-2009 11:42 PM

I have a Blood Parrot in my 46G with a couple other Cichlids and he's probably the most interesting fish to watch I've ever owned....no lie. I just feel bad because they can't close their mouths, so eating Cichlid Staple is pretty much out so he eats flake food and occasionally bits of shrimp....great fish though

Deku 01-12-2009 06:04 PM

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Originally Posted by 9311dan (Post 162774)
I have a Blood Parrot in my 46G with a couple other Cichlids and he's probably the most interesting fish to watch I've ever owned....no lie. I just feel bad because they can't close their mouths, so eating Cichlid Staple is pretty much out so he eats flake food and occasionally bits of shrimp....great fish though

lol well what kind of fish i know its not the right topic :/ but to be honest. for like a 35 or a 40gallon tank what kinds of fish can i stock? i like interesting fish that follow you allot :) and i like them to be fat xD i like fat fish xD their just too cute

Lupin 01-12-2009 06:16 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.

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Originally Posted by Cody (Post 162715)
Also, I don't believe that any BP, or similar Parrots, can live in a 35G. They produce a ton of waste.

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.

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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.
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.

Deku 01-12-2009 06:29 PM

ps.like i like puffers...but i want the most interesting one for that tank size c: i dont want it to be less than 4inches :/and id also rather stick to feeding snails and other stuff rather than having to buy a crustacean just to feed it :/ my parents would hate me doing that D:....anyways could it be possible that you may know of a Ball like fish that would perfectly fit into a 35gallon or a 40gallon tank? :/ eh? id like it to be interesting. c: and idk cute? xD like puffy and stuff like that :3 ilike this goldfish lemme see if i can find it o.o its well idk a fat goldfish :/ anyways sorry i cant post more parents cutting internet xD so post post post? xD remember fat fish xD for 35-40gallon

Deku 01-12-2009 06:33 PM

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Originally Posted by Lupin (Post 162961)
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.


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.

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