I have never had a Parrot Fish before and I kind of adopted a 50 gallon tank but the fish were very stressed and they now need love but I don't know the first thing about looking after them. The fishes water was very dirty and they had been kept in a tub for a couple of weeks because their tank was thought to be leaking. It turned out that it wasn't a leaky tank at all, it was a plugged filter and the water was leaking from the filter. Anyways, I read on a site that the Parrot fish needs Shrimp Pellets and perhaps..."The first thing that must be done is use some cold water to make a heavy paste out of Plaster of Paris. To this you will want to add some finely chopped spinach, 6 ounces of dry, pelleted food, algae, romaine lettuce and some brine shrimp. The mixture should be formed into small balls, which will need to harden for about 2 hours. This can then be frozen as you will only want to feed your parrot fish 2 or 3 times per week."
I read that they don't eat flakes but yet the local pet store said to feed them flakes, but they don't seem to like the flakes. They do eat the pellets though.
Can someone tell me what you feed yours and how often?
This 50 gallon tank included 1 parrot fish, 3 pleco's, 2 silver dollars and one little guppy. Already I have been told that I need a bigger tank. HELP!!!
Thank you for your help.