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SeaSerpant 12-09-2007 09:08 PM

Too Many Fish For Parrot Chiclids?
 
Hi i have a few fish in my tank. I'm wondering if i would still be able to fit room for 2 parrot chiclids in my tank Righ now i have 4 angelfish, 2 glass fish, 1 pleco, 2 black skirt tetra, 2 blue sunset gourami, 3 african dwarf frogs, 1 kuhli loach ( i hope to get 3 more and a few ghost shrimp) would i still be able to fit 2 parrot chiclids? :sarcastic: :?: :roll: :brow:

Falina 12-09-2007 09:10 PM

You should finish off the school of black skirt tetras. They're much happier in groups. A group of 6 or more would be great.

I think the tank would be a bit crowded with the parrots in it. There also might be agression issues with the angels? Not sure. Maybe somebody else could help there.

Lupin 12-09-2007 10:54 PM

Which parrot cichlid are you talking about? Jellybean, true parrot cichlid or blood parrot? None of them will make a good community fish. Blood parrots are very unpredictable and will attack everyone when you least expect it. Furthermore, blood parrots can reach 8-10 inches so the 55g will look really cramped.

SeaSerpant 12-10-2007 07:26 PM

thanks for the info. so if i get parrot chiclids they will attack my other fish?
and if i get ghost shrimp will they get eaten by the other fish?
i think this is the kind i want. So if i get 2 will they do well with my angel fish?http://fishforum.com/userpix/4184_bloodparrot06_2.jpg (is the picture showing?)

jeaninel 12-10-2007 08:14 PM

Parrot fish can get to a pretty good size. I think with the four angels and the other fish you're pretty much at capacity except, like Falina suggested, you should add a few more black skirts.

SeaSerpant 12-10-2007 08:21 PM

Thanks

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SeaSerpant 12-12-2007 07:57 PM

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this is my aquarium and some fish.
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