Possible Breeding?

Hello! I have 2 parrot fish and 2 striped cichlid fish. Yesterday, they all started piling gravel into a mountain shape by using their mouths, moving 5 or 6 pebbles at a time. Now the mountain of gravel is pretty high, and I was wondering what exactly they were doing. I read some posts on this site and thought it might be a nest? Please let me know if anyone else has had this experience or has any insight as to what is going on. Also, if this is breeding, what is the best way to keep the eggs safe? Thank you, Amanda

Rock Stuck in Mouth/Other one throwing up

Please help...I have 2 BP's and one of them has a rock stuck in their mouth and either won't or cannot eat. The other one has also quit eating and has actually thrown up a bit. I am unsure how to help the one with the rock and do not know what to do with the one that is throwing up and will not eat. Please help!!


Dwarf Jelly Bean??

I had an un-dyed fish that looks exactly like a jelly bean and was marked " dwarf" I found an identical fish on aquariumfish.net but it has been out of stock for months and I cannot locate it anywhere else. Does anyone know what this fish is, or where I can find it? Thanks!!

Water Changes

I have a thirty gallon tank with one jellybean parrot and one rainbow shark. How much water should I change in a thirty gallon tank?


Dwarf Jelly Bean??

Hi, I am not sure what this fish is but it has been incredibly hard for me to find. A few years ago I found one randomly in a pet store that has since closed. It looks

exactly like this image I found

Does anyone know where I can find this guy or even what it is exactly? Thanks so much, I created this account to find this fish I love so much!

I hate black spots!!

I have 2 parrots, one a smallish (2-3 inches) jellybean purchased from a pet store, purple in color, the other quite large (4-5 inches) bright orange in color. I recieved the orange one when i bought my tank from a friend, so i dont know if it is a jellybean or not, but i was wondering, are they dyed? and the smaller one has developed black spots, was small and just on forehead, went away and now has come back and worse, is moving onto the sides and fins, the orange one has developed very tiny specks of black spots all over.


Eating fish

I have had tetras mollies and a little kisser fish all have died, their heads look like they were eaten. I have 3 parrot fish, would the parrot fish eat these fish... lady at the pet store told me that they are not aggressive?


just the two of them

i have two cichlids and a pleco in my tank. its roughly 10Gs is that too small?


Just for fun - My parrots perform for you on camera

I just got a great new camera, so I 'll be putting up a lot of parrot cichlid movies on YouTube soon. Here 's one to start with. You 'll see Micro and Twinkie first, then the rest of them come on set. --ParrotCichlidGirl

Winston's houses

Winston and Gazoo

Our two oldest Parrot Cichlids were purchased about 2-1/2 years ago. Winston is now about 10" tall from the bottom of his stomach to the top of his dorsal fin. Gazoo is about 2/3 of Winston's size.

Winston is actually female, but we didn't know that when we named her after Winston Churchill.

Winston is definitely the dominant fish in the tank, and Gazoo is "second fish." Winston tries to head-butt everyone in the tank when needed just to keep them in line. Gazoo almost never does.


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