my parrot keeps chasing the oscar please help

i have recently brought a baby parrot fish about 3-4 inches and i put him in a small 17 inch wide fish tank for know with my 3 inch oscar and 5 inch plec but my parrot has been bashing the oscar and chasing him like hell. do you think if i move him over to a three foot fish tank with the oscar and plec will the parrot fish have territory and stop chasing my oscar. and what other fish would you recomend me with the parrot fish in the 3 footer tank.


cant eat, rubbish

Iv heard it said, by non parrot owners obviously, that parrots have trouble eating as they cant close their mouths, well, my old granny could eat a chop without a tooth in hers , my parrots eat cichlid sticks, floating granules, flakes,peas, sweetcorn,cucumber,ham, chicken,prawns ,crabsticks,frozen food, live foods(from a ring cone stuck to the side) and catfish pellets from off the tank floor (meant for the corys)cant eat, rubbish!!!

glazed or unglazed?

ok sorry shaz, but after falling in love with your tank i have decided that i want to put a clay one in my tank. but after going online and researching about how to make them safe, i am getting conflicting advice, some say to use glazed because it keeps out bacteria and others are saying non glazed because the glaze could be toxic. then some even say only glazed on the inside. but i guess thats the internet for ya! what types do you all use? thanks for your help!


new tank

Help! My fish has something stuck in its mouth!

Hello! I've been visiting this site for a couple weeks...ever since I aquired a pair of parrots. Though I'm not new to freshwater aquariums, I am new to the care of Parrots. My pair are about 5" in length and very beautiful.....but one of them seems to have tried to swallow a rock or something and can't spit it out! Whatever this foreign object is, it is black and maybe somewhat flat. It tries to spit it out and vigoriously shakes its head....but just can't get it out. Then the object goes further back in its mouth.



sorry about the BIG PHOTOS, Im just attempting this for the first time!

general fin

new tank

new tank , looking rough!

blue congo's

here are my blue congo'syou can see the female at the top of the group,just golden brownish with no coloured stripe


captain fin

heres my fish


clown loach

My friends parrot never arrived, she decided to get another plus a new tank,so now that Im not having that one I would like to add some clown loaches, (Iv had them before),my 55gal tank has 2 parrots, 6 blue congos,and four corys (which I hardly see due to the fact that they are the same colour AND pattern of my tank floor, that was a senior moment on my part),I would like 3 or 5, what does anyone think, as always I don't want to crowd the tank and know some of you already have these,

Uh oh

Ok... I think one of my parrots has the very start of hole in the head. One small hole or two, no white puss or fungus and is acting fine so far. I think I caught it pretty early.

I know this is treatable... but anyone with experience that can tell me the best treatment to use?

I've heard clout worked very well... anyone know anything about it? I think I saw it on Dr. Foster's and Smith, but I'm not sure. I also heard of Metronidazole in the food. Anyone know what food to do this with?

will a 4 ft fish tank be alright upstairs

hi plan to put a 4 ft fish tank in my bedroom for my parrot fish as they need a bit more room but i was thinking of the weight of the tank when it is filled up. because i dont want it going throght the floor the fish tank is 48x12x15 eny suggestions thanks for reading

Changing color?

Ok, I have to ask because Im really confused. This is my second set of parrot cichlids. I bought one BP and one black parrot cichlid. They are in a 30 gallon tank with a pleco and a bottom feeder. When I bought my black one, he was in a tank with a bunch of others that were mostly white in color. I picked this one because he was all black. I have had him for about 3 months now, and he slowly started turning all white. Whats the deal? He did a Michael Jackson on me! I name him Phantom because he looks like a ghost! Is this normal? He seems to be behaving normally.

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


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