blue congo/parrots/firemouth/severums and on and on and on!!!!

blue Congo's are also known as yellowfin tetras or yellow fin tetras and are African characins, who seem to thrive with south American cichlids, very peaceful schooling fish,need a big tank,can grow to 5cms in the aquarium,not picky eaters, they are beautiful fluorescent fish, silvery with a red strip and a blue one underneath along the body, males more colourful than the females,the dorsal fin develops into a long feathery fin, they can be occasional fin nippers but mine leave my parrots well alone,but I wouldn't put them with Angels I have decided to wait until my new tank is up and runni


what exactly is the spawning behavior of blood parrots?


If interested in my Parrots fry, email me at
They are not dyed they are just the pale cream color.



I have a breeding pair of Parrots, and I am looking for someone to take the fry off my hands. I will continue to breed them as long as they want to breed. I was told that the male was sterile but I have fry swimming around. Anyone that wants any, please message me. I do not know much about them. I am new to this all, I have had them for 4 whole months now, and they breed and killed off the other fish in the tank. They killed both of my oscors.


how many dollars?

I am compiling a short list of fish now to go into a new 50 gall tank with 6 blue congos and a pair of parrots, either one or two severums (maybe a bit cramped) OR one or two firemouths(may be a little aggressive if spawning) OR another one or two parrots OR a group of silver dollars(how many could I put in?), how about one more parrot AND some silver dollars ? every time I visit a LFS, they try to steer me towards whatever they have in stock!

Mt new kids

I have just purchased 3 new parrot fish approximately 1 year olds. In a separate tank I have some incredible discus but these are my first parrot fish so any info and help would be welcome. I also breed sailfin mollies and angel fish - totally insane but that is me. If anybody out there can give me some advice on these beautitful fish I would be very grateful. They have settled in very well - still a bit wary but am sure in time will realise that they are in fish heaven and will be loved unconditionally whatever they do.


will these fish be alright with my agresive parrot fish in a 3ft tank

we;; the fish i plan to put in with the parrot is 4 inch silver doller,5 inch texas ciclid, 8 inch plec, 3 inch combtail, 3 inch blue acara,3 inch plec, 6inch blue lobster.


Ghost Knife Fish

Has anyone tried ghost knife fish as tankmates with BPS.



can anyone advise whether a firemouth would be a better choice than a severum in a 50 gal with two parrots

still thinking!!!

Still thinking, can I have two severums and two parrots in 60 gall tank?

Green Parrot

Someone mentioned about green parrots the other day.

I found a pair of green parrots at our LFS in India. Actually I was shocked because I never dreamt of seeing one here.

The fish does not have any markings like the flower horn and is plain green like a normal parrot fish.

Is there anyway I could check whether the fish is dyed or not? Because I do not want to end up with a dyed parrot.

cant make a simple decision

kilin parrots are really hard to find here, so I have read up and severums seem to be a good choice for a 60 gall tank which will house my male and female parrots( which have been together for about three years), I am thinking of getting two females(am not wanting them to breed) so my two wont gang up on the newcomers, plus my male parrot will still be the only boy there, other option would be to add two female parrots, all these fish will stay with me for their lifetime, and I dont envisage ever upgrading again, so I want it to be right, have I the room?

freshwater butterfly fish

does anyone here have any experience with this type of fish? i seen one in a fish store and i really liked them. they would be a great top dwealing fish for my tank.



Hi Waldoparrot...thanks for your advice regarding angelfish needing at least 30 gallons. I planned to do some research before I started because I have never had them before...but your advice that they need at least 30 gallons is noted. I thought they might need more than the 20 gallon. Well, I have a ways to go before I can get any, but will keep you posted. Thx again.

PS All of you in the USA, remember that every vote counts so I hope you are getting out to be counted today.

will a 12 inch clown knife fish be alright with my verry agressive parrot

hi i have got a 3 foot fish tank and i plane to put my 12 inch clown knifefish in with my 7 inch parrot fish but my parrot is also verry agresive so what do you think.



how many of you have more than two tanks? do you keep other types of cichlids?

True breed of BPS

Can anyone suggest any website where I can order true breeds of BPS... Any color..

I would like to get a pair imported to India and I want to buy it from a reliable source. Please suggest some US websites.

Any help appreciated.


kilin parrot

I am soon to up grade to a 60 gal tank, into which will go general Finn, 7"and baby,5"plus assorted dither fish, have just looked at Kilin parrots,beautiful, question_ are there any ethical issues here, am I likely to come across dyed or tattooed ones,are there any differences in behaviour, can they go in with bps, am I better to get two to avoid my pair ganging up on the newcomers and last, am I better to try to get females for a quite life,( please no one tell me that I haven't room for four PLEASE)

Red Bellied Pacu with BPs?

My local pet store has a lone red bellied pacu living with two slightly larger parrots. The manager of the store said that it gets along with everything and will get to be between 7 to 12 inches in my 90 gallon tank. He said it will grow about the same rate as my BPs. I have read online that they do indeed get to be about 12 inches...(but they grow pretty rapidly), that they are very peaceful and are very personable and fun to own - according to their owners. I do understand the fish known as the "black pacu" gets up to 3 feet and just grows and grows no matter what the tank size.


my flowerhorn has made a full recovery from the body fungus that grew on some wounds from fighting. i am going to try to see if i can get a pair to form with my bp to make some kirins soon. if not, i have a texas that i can try, but he is still too young. i have wanted one for a long time, because, i think flowerhorns are beautiful, but my wife won't let me have 45 tanks. so i would like to breed the parrots so they can coexist with my other fish without killing them all.


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