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Adding fish

I now have a single blood parrot, about 6 inches in size, who has been the only fish in a 75 gal tank for about 6 months.  I was told I can only add fish that are larger than him, but our only fish store that had large fish is now closed.  Can I put smaller parrots in with this one, and what is the best way to do it.  Thanks for any assistance you may provide.

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Six inches, you say...? Well, that certainly borders on the biggest as they come, but it doesn't mean any-&-all smaller fish will be endangered by sharing an open tank with it.

But yes, you can keep other smaller Blood-Parrots with it along with other types of smaller size... so long as they are a match for each-other in aggression & aren't small enough to fit into it's mouth easily. Mind you, I've seen video on YouTube of a BP attempting to eat a Bala Shark, and have personally seen several Neon Tetras disappear within hours when kept alone with one particular female I kept (Jude). So keeping several fish--even differing fish--in one tank as a community isn't a problem... Just have plenty of hiding-spaces for them arranged in the decor and all will be well.

Thanks for the help.  I've had this one, and two other parrots and 2 tin foil barbs for about 9 years, but gradually over the last year have lost all but this one.