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Red Parrot , Texas Cichlid Crossbreed


I am the new owner of a red parrot texas cichlid crossbreed.  This is the first time I have ever owned a cichlid.  Just wondering what advice anyone can offer me as to the care of my cichlid as far as tank cleaning, size, etc.  and what fish are good tank mates.





bigger the better regarding tank size, at least 30 galls,but not sure about tankmates,the questions you ask are a huge subject to answer, the best thing you can do just now is to read all the posts here I would treat your fish as you would a bloodparrot, welcome

congrats on ur new fish, post some pics if you can. how big is he/she?

this fish will have better weapons than a bp. so be careful what other fish you put in there. young texas' are sissys, when they grow up, they can be agreessive. texas can get 10 inches so i would recommend a 55. for tank mates, i wouldn't recommend any unless you have at least a 55. even then i would get a cichlid of the opposite sex. if you have a very large tank, you could get more cichlids if you ceowd them. this is alot of tank maint. 2 plus waterchanges a week. from what i have seen of this mix, the color can vary greatly. some will turn orange most will not. the males are typically sterile. they can be some of the most beatiful hybrids if they fade. the most beautiful selling for thousands of dollars on aquabid. most people keep them as a single or in breeding pairs trying to breed super red texas'. this is what people mean by SRT on other sites.

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Dear friend, welcome to the world of parrots! I am happy to see that one more person has opted to keep parrots in the tank. Well, parrots should be kept in big tanks with lots of hiding places, driftwood can serve this purpose. As far as tank mates are concerned you must see some videos on parrot fish, there you will find some cichlid living with them. Still i feel that a tank exclusively for parrot is the best thing one can think of. Feed your parrot dry food made exclusively for parrot. Weekly water change of 10-15% is a must. Avoid live food as far as possible as they might pollute the water. Few hardy plants can be introduced. A 60 gallon tank for two big parrots is adequate because the more the swimming space the better it is. Best of luck, you can always seek advice from all the parrot lovers here.