Hello! I am new to red blooded parrots and I just started a 100 gallon tank with five parrots on December 8th, 2016. Four are approx 2 inches long and a bright red color, the 5th one is approx 3-1/2 inches long and is pink in color. When I first placed them into the tank the smaller ones were visible for about an hour and then they went into hiding. As for the bigger parrot it stayed visible for one day but then it eventually went into hiding. I have plenty of places for the parrots to hide so they should feel safe until they are brave enough to stay out of hiding.
My concern is that I fed them two times but I pretty sure they never came out to nibble on the food and how long can they go with eating? Also when I do a water change what percent of volume of water do I change out and how frequent do I do the water changes?
Here are my water parameters as of December 12th, 2016:
Amonnia - 0
Nitrates - 0
KH - 107.4
GH - 107.4 if I add aquarium salt will it bring this number down?
PH - 7.9 to 8.2
Water Temp 80 F
You will notice that my GH - is high. But this what I get from my tap water, its very hard water.
What sould my water parameters be to keep parrots healthy?
Hope to hear from someone soon!