For the size the Blood Parrot gets, a 55 gallon would be preferable. That being said, I kept a Blood Parrot for 12 years, the first 5 in a 29 gallon aquarium. It was filtered by a Penguin 330. The only tankmates were 3 Rafael Catfish.
I changed 10 gallons of water every other day. Without this aggressive water change schedule, I do not think the fish would have thrived in this size aquarium.
The last 7 years of its life were spent in a 55 gallon with a Green Severum and Gold Severum as tank mates.
This is a chance for me to encourage you to pick a different fish. Blood parrots are a rather cruel man-made hybrid. Their spines are bent and deformed and many of them cannot close their mouths because of the odd shape they have become.
There are lots of interesting, colorful and intelligent fish that you could get that would not support such a cruel industry. Why not check out some of the other cichlids around?
Okie, I agree. Too many other nice looking, odd ball fish out there that would do much better in that size of tank. Blood parrots are an example of a marketing experiment that too many have bought into. Genetically altered fish such as the blood parrot, are a feeble minded attempt to make money that we should steer away from as fishkeepers.
My tank is a 55gal with 11 mbuna cichlids in it. One of the has a white strip on the side of it. He is acting normal. I am concerned that it is a problem. None of the other fish seem to have it. Any ideas on what to do.
has anyone ever kept sajica with there angelfish i have two sajica in a 30 gallon at the moment and want to move them into my 65 gallon with 4 angelfish they are roughly the same size the angelfish maybe a little larger thanks for any help
I have a 125 gallon with a fx6. Its stocked with 1 oscar, 2 blood parrots, 2 bichirs, and 1 bristlenose pleco. Do you think i could put a bala shark with them? The tank has been running since about April of last year.
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