Blue Congo Tetras

Hi Guys, Last night I went to the fish store to get some new fish for my community tank which seemed a little spare. I ended up with five little tiger barbs, which are doing great in there - they really add something to it. Anyway, the really exciting thing was that they had blue congo tetras - they only had two tho - so I bought them both and put them into my big tank with my BP's. Instant success. Everyone is having a great time and it does not look like there will be any kind of problems.


awesome site!

this site is awesome, i am a member at a couple of other sites and the people are awful, if you ask a question you get yelled at and talked to like your the worst person in the world. i don't know anyone with fish, and the only fish i had growing up was a goldfish my parents hated. i am starting this hobby from scratch, and the smartest of people learned from asking questions. you all on here really are awesome. i want to give my soon to be "wet pet" the best care possible. i feel that you all have same passion for fish as me. the thank you soo much for the help, and your patience.

natural color?

ok i have looked all over this site and can't find if this is what i saw or not. i have been looking all over in my area for undyed parrots, well i think i found some (they where like a light yellow) but the smallest one in the tank had like a blackish top fin and top part of its body. is this the black spot disease you all talk about or is it just the color of some young parrots? is this contagious, will the other fish get this as well?


Here we go again! another poll to help out a new member, dithers everyone

mine are corys, blue congos and a few large penguin tetras (55 gall tank)

White dot on top of swollen tube

Please help !!
I have this parrot for about 5 years. She has been lay eggs 3 times but this time, the "birth tube" got so big and looks like swollen with white dots on it. She did not eat for three days and did not swim normally. I am worry...


Would This Work

I am new here I have been reading the board for a couple of months now and have learned lot about parrots. I have my 2 in a 30 gal tank, they are just small yet but with an early christmas gift of a 55 gal tank, I am excited about setting it up for them and I was thinking of adding an angel, maybe a severum and a rope this going to be too many fish for this tank?? Are the fish even compatible?? I have a very good filtration system......its the fluval 405.... or 404 or something like that

Welcome to Parrot Cichlid Cam! And what a great site!

What a great site! Wanted to introduce myself and ‘show off’ a bit! Take a look at my FishCam!


Sick Parrot *Help*

Hi guys new posting here, but been reading for about 4 months. I have a parrot fish that I believe has ick. He has white spots, rubs his body on the gravel and ornaments in the tank. He also kinda just rest/lays on the bottom of the tank. He is in a 75 gallon tank with another parrot, 2 bala sharks, 4 tiger barbs, 4 diamond tetras, 2 rams & 1 pletco. I asked the man at the pet store and he said he thinks it is ick. So I am treating the tank with a product called "API Super ICK Cure". I have been treating the tank for 3 days so far by doing what the directions say, removed filters etc.



I have had five red parrots for six years and about six months ago one began to lie on bottom of the tank upside down most of the time, but came up to eat-Hitari ciclid floating food. This morning another began the upside down behavior. Half the
water is changed weekly and I use an over size Fluval filter and a small aeriating fountain. The other comments on the upside behavior don't seem to apply. I havent lost one in six years, but afraid something is going on. Bloating doesn't appear to be the problem, but I am worried and need help.



I tested the water today on my tank which is cycling,all results neg apart from the PH which was as dark as it is possible to be, no ammonia, no nitrites or nitrates, nothing apart from the PH, nothing has changed apart from the 4 little corys, Im wondering whether Iv been overfeeding? I have never had a PH higher than 7.5, what is going on?

Fran form wal-mart

Hi Again,

Just wanted to say It's ok. I know how ppl get about wal-mart. Just so you all know. All the tanks at wal-mart have shared water. All the warm water mixes and filters together, and all the cold water mixes and filters together. So if one tank gets contaminated they all do.


dark brown sand?

is there a dark brown sand thats is ok to use, that is cheap like pool filter sand or at least brown? i'm am not wanting white, i can't find anything on line thats not like $15. what do you all use?


how do you think an apple snail would do with 1 parrot?- snail is about the size of a golf ball, maybe tad bit smaller- thanks


black/white corys,

YES! they are still there,eny,meny miny and mo, my black/white corys which blend perfectly into my black/white gravel(BIG MISTAKE) and who haven't been seen since they went in one week ago, made an appearance today, IM THRILLED!!!!!

kirins of the future

i got an awesome pair of flowerhorns last night. one male and one female. i am going to breed the male with my female parrot. he has alot of color, pearls and his flower line looks good. he should make some very nice kirins with junior. she isn't picky at all who she lays eggs for so it should be easy. i got them from a guy on the other site that i go to for 5 dollars each. i have seen very plain looking ones on aquabid for 10 times that and these are beautiful. now i just have to wait for him to mature some more. he is only 3 inches long. i am very excited.

1 bp in a 29 gallon?

is it ok to put 1 parrot in a 29 gallon with other dithers? i don't own any as of now but would like to, and only have room for a 29. if so what would be good dithers? any info is great! thanks!


Hi, I'm new here

My name is Fran. I've been reading your site for about 6 months now. You all seem very nice and you seem to know alot about Parrot Cichlids. I have 3 now myself. They live in a 55 with a few angels, clown loaches, and Bristlenose plecos. We also have tons of live plants and 4 snails. They are all doing great, growing fast, and getting along very well with each other.

220 gallon aquarium

what would be an ideal mix of fish in a newly established 220 gallon tank with 3 or 4 parrots, thanks bob



Has anyone else got a trickle filter?mine takes water out of the tank, runs it along the length at the back of the tank(but inside the hood) where a spray bar along this length,spays it through several mediums then it trickles along to the end where its aerated and pushed back into the tank, really easy to clean, just lift out individual sections of the filter out(means you can clean the filter in sections to avoid any spikes)and its access is separate to the rest of the hood, its meant to be very efficient,but while my tank is cycling I really cant get a proper idea

another parrot?

55gals - 2 parrots, one 5" one 4" ,6 blue congo, 4 tiny corys(somewhere?), top of the range filtration, can I add one small female parrot who has lost her companion and is alone in my friends tank,apart from a discus


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