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Hi,


the general consensus seems to be 30 gallons for one blood parrot and an additional 10 gallons for each additional blood parrot. My new 60 gallon tank I am getting delivered tomorrow can therefore hold 4 blood parrots, Could it hold other fish type in addition to this or is it 4 blood parrots only?


 

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It depends on the size of fish you get. 60 gal is minumum if i were you i would get 3 and then get a non agrasive maybe semi agresive fish. Like larger barbs, larger danios, angel fish r other non/semi agrasice S American or central cichlid. Any think that isnt agrasive and wont fit in your cichlids mouth is fine but i depends on the BP too. Some are more agresive then others. My wont even eat feeder fish they wont harm anything unles it is already dead(like frozen food) but some are more agresive. So i would get 3 PBs and keep them alone for about a mounth so you know there personality then if they are friendlier get a non agresive fish that could be larger or smaller or if you BPs are agresive get larger fish that are semi-agresive fish.


 


My BPs did fine with guppies even though they could easily eat them they never did

Thanks for that but to clarify,


If I put 3 8" (20 cm) parrot fish in my 60 gall ( 240 L ) tank, using the 1 cm to 2 litre formula that would mean I could also have 3" ( 7 cm) tiger barbs after a month or so? Would that be acceptable?

well you can if you would like it is nasiclay just what you think. You have to be the judge. If it looks like it would be to crowded then dont i think that a few tiger barbs take up much space but i would get 3 of them because they are school fish and you dont want just 2 and more then 3 might be to much.  So it is for you to deside. Best of luck!

It depends on the size of fish you get. 60 gal is minumum if i were you i would get 3 and then get a non agrasive maybe semi agresive fish. Like larger barbs, larger danios, angel fish r other non/semi agrasice S American or central cichlid. Any think that isnt agrasive and wont fit in your cichlids mouth is fine but i depends on the BP too. Some are more agresive then others. My wont even eat feeder fish they wont harm anything unles it is already dead(like frozen food) but some are more agresive. So i would get 3 PBs and keep them alone for about a mounth so you know there personality then if they are friendlier get a non agresive fish that could be larger or smaller or if you BPs are agresive get larger fish that are semi-agresive fish.


 


My BPs did fine with guppies even though they could easily eat them they never did

Mine do. :( They think the guppies are a delicacy. lol! Needless to say I have 2 ten gallon tanks set up for guppies.  Unwanted guppies go into the parrot tank.

me myself i think they need more space then that. i had 3 in a 55 gal for awhile and they were no more then 4 inches and i felt it was too small for them. they are in a 125 now. i dont think i would want to keep 8 inch parrots in a 60 gal. maybe 1 or two. but thats just me. good luck.

Thanks for that Fishluver, I am fairly new to fishkeeping and to me a 260 Litre tank with 2 Parrots and 3 Tigers still looks bare, but I will go with it. I still have my 120 litre tank which I can fill with several small schooling fish and a couple of medium size interesting fish.
I will report back when I am back and up and running.

I would suggest just two parrots. 60 gallons really isn't much when you consider 4 basketballs floating around in it. Two parrots would leave you plenty of room from some schooling fish (5-7barbs or tetras) and some bottom feeders (i highly recommend a trio of corydoras.). Then your tank would be beautiful, spacious, and easier to maintain. What kind of filter do you currently have? I would advise the Aquaclear 110 on your tank. You'd be overfiltered (because you do want to overfilter with BPS!) just enough, and of course I just love the Aquaclears. Hope this helps.

I think your reply is about a year too late :~)

Oh shibby... that does say 2010 not 2011 doesnt it?  Lol, I suck.  My eyes are terrible, sorry.

LMAO!!! I was just about to reply!

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