HELP NEEDED Poorly fish....

Please see attached picture has anyone ever encountered this we have no idea what it is? ?



True parrot cichlids

I am a new member. I am not a new fish keeper. I am looking for true parrot cichlids, not hybrids for purchase.

Need help determining gender


Hi All I am new to the group. I am hoping one of the experts here can tell me by looking at the vent what my parrot is. Can someone also clarify do both genders dig? Or is it only males that do? 



Neon Tetras: A Live-Feed Alternative for Your Blood-Parrot(?)

Let me begin with the following truth: I keep a community tank, and it's partially made-up of Angelfish. I originally had seven Blood Parrots in it but was forced to remove six--Four relocated to smaller tank, two juvies given-away--for sake of water quality. 


Crash-Starting a Tank & Setting-up a Aqua-Clear HOB For Best Results

Recently, I was forced to restart a tank that sat dormant & pretty-much dry for two months. Being short on time, I followed some advice on YouTube & made a few changes of my own to the effort with great success, as within one week I had crystal-clear water... And have ever since! Doing so went as follows:



Ok, I am new at large aquariums and very new with RPC but can any one please tell me what it means to have snags in my tank? I have tried looking it up but I can not find anything just that I should have them in my tank. Thanks, can't wait to find out.

New Mom!

Hello I am new on Parrot cichlid . Com and a new mom to 2 beautiful funny Blood Parrots, Mr Lipid and Barney. Barney the smallest is in a 55 gal and because of bad behavior Mr Lipid is is 30 he is only about 3-4 in so he seems to be happy. I am having a bit of trouble getting Barney to eat and I have tried all kinds of food pellets,flakes and frozen. He does eat some but not the appetite Mr lipid has. Any help would be greatly welcomed. Thanks Mikekay2

Why are why Blood Parrots now terrified of me...?

I have two mating young couples in a 20-gal.

Hasn't eaten for days

usually a pig!  Just finished week long treatment for ich.  Water at constant 86. Very active tries to eat bit spits back out. Hasn't eaten in over three days for sure. Very worried. Have tried pellets, flakes, dried shrimp, and peas. Help


Sick Parrot

I have a 7/8 year old Parrot fish that has just recently developed a reddish lump on the side of it's face.

The aquarium parameters are al within the acceptable range.

The aquarium is approx 300 gallons and is set up with a continious water chage system.

I have moved the fish into a hospital tank and applied General Cure for now.

I am attaching a pic of the lump. Is this something that is curable?

Best Tank Mates


Swim Bladder / Peas?

Our big BP appears to be swimming oddly & I read something about giving them some kind of a pea. Recommendations & where do I get it (them)? Thanks. 

Orange clay pots?

I've seen pictures of aquariums with orange clay pots in them. Are they safe for aquarium use? Our large BP is digging in his new 55 gallon tank & the pet store mentioned it was because he doesn't feel like he has his own area. I'm considering buying a clay pot & setting it in the aquarium for him. Suggestions? Advice? Thank you. 



So, this is the second, maybe third time i have made one of these posts. But i am back, i dont know if any of you guys remember me but i used to post on here basically daily. If any of you guys are still on here (Chris, Neiko, Bronco) let me know, i would love to catch up and talk fish again sometime :P

Please help

I've had parrot chichlids for 10 years and my last buddy just passed away so I got two new ones. They are fighting like crazy? I even tried to feed them to distract them and they don't care. My tank already has plenty of hiding spaces but it appears that neither will back down. Any suggestions?


HELP!!! Psychotic Blood Parrot!?

I apoligize ahead of time for the long post.  I don't exactly know what information is going to be useful or not, but I want to be thorough. I have had Apollo, a blood parrot for almost 2 years now.  I bought him at about 2 inches and light orange in color from a local pet store chain.  He hid in his hide for the first 6 months. He is now about 4 1/2 inches long, bright orange and seems to be in good health.  He is not nearly as shy as when I bought him and he even seems to be curious about me when I sit by the tank.  But, about 2 months ago that changed.  He now tries to attack anything that touches the glass and he won't stop until the it leaves his line of sight. 


i have two blood parrots, they are in a community tank, my water parameters are excellent (i have underground spring water with a ph of 7 - 7.2.  anyway my one blood parrot cannot seem to shake this spot of fungus on his tail fin.  I have done 3 treatments with a product called fungus guard, i can see results of this spot improving and then it comes right back again.  i have a hospital tank but the heater and filter both quit, and i am concerned about treating him again in the community tank.  no other fish in my tank have this not even the other bp. oh, i also run a uv sterilizer.

Need swim bladder help asap!

So thinking my bp now has swim bladder disease. He's spinning. I tried peas, he won't eat, and I tried an Epson salt bath. I went to do the bath again today, and he started freaking out, tried to jump out this time. .. how many baths should I try? Last night after the bath it looked like he was trying to poop. .. had a little string coming out. Now looks like a small ball poking out out the bottom. Anyway, trying to save my little guy. ..

Where to Find Colorful Hybrid Cichlids

Saw them on internet. Any Kali's know where to view or appreciate these Colorful Hybrid Cichlids in local fish aquarium shop?

Hi Everyone

How are you all? It's great to be given the privilidge of joining your group! I'm still trying to figure out if this is the list I joined not long after getting my 2 parrot babies about 10yrs ago! LOL  I remember joining a parrot forum in search of finding a place that I could talk about my little stinkers without the usual, "They are hybrids, kill them!"


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