Adding new bp to my already paired set.

So I havea 55 gallon tank with 2 bp had the first one 2 months and added second a mth ago both are happy ana couple  even have laixd eggs (no results lol) they are 4 inches and 5 inches both were adopted .. We are BUying two new ba bies   I want to add them to tyhe tank but worried if fighting will occur? I will have lots plants and hiding spots and will be getiing dither fish Giant danios? with the bristlenose pleco thats in tank these are friendly babys they play with my handsand i can stroke and pet and feed them...

3's a Crowd

I've noticed several posts about BP's who are stressed or being bullied. Very often it's mentioned that there are 3 BP's in the tank. 3 is often the worst number of animals to be kept together because 2 usually buddy up and the 3rd becomes odd man out. Best to have 2 or several instead. 2 works well because if it's a male and a female they might pair up; if it's 2 boys or 2 girls there's no competition for a mate. A large group cuts way down on conflict because rarely is 1 fish/animal singled out and harassed; there's interaction amongst all of them.

Cory & Dory Spawning

First link is actual spawning.

Second link was pre spawning nest building.

is my parrots growth stunted?

my 3 inch blood parrot is in a 10 gallon tank. my parents wont let me get a bigger one because they say its fine. but i feel like i really do need a bigger tank

odd behavior for my Parrot Fish

My fish Effie used to always greet me at her tank, follow my finger, and never hide. I recently changed her water completely becuase i havent in about 2 months (i do partial water changes also), i changed the decorations and put her in. She now hides under the filter in a slanted position and hides all the time! she eats well but barely ever comes out. She comes out but only for certain periods of time. She is 3 inches long and in a ten gallon tank

Newest Fry

I have 2 BP's in my tank (Dudley and Deloris) and although Bp's are generally sterile I have successfully had fry 3 times. D&D are very bonded. I had Dudley first and he wasn't doing well, he was my first ever fish and I was inexperienced. In fear he might die I was asking the pet shop advice and they had another beautiful BP that I picked up as a replacement. The moment I put her in the tank he was a whole different fish. He became bright orange and literally swam circles around her (wish I had video of this). They have lived together in a cave for about a year now.


Okay, so, I have 3 parrots in a 75 gallon. All 3 get along alright, though one of them seems to be the lowest in the pecking order. But just recently, the bullying has gotten worse. Now, both of the other fish are attacking the third fish, and I'm concerned. I -think- it's because they're all kind of in the breeding mood, the two bullies have been digging up the sand in the tank as though they're trying to find a place to lay eggs, and I'm pretty sure their egg tubes are out. I'm not entirely certain of the sex on all the parrots.


What is wrong with my baby? :(

Molly is about 3 1/2 years old. I've noticed lately that she shakes. It's rather odd, and I'm kind of concerned. Is there something wrong with her? 


I recently got King Kong Parrot fish and now one of them has some black stuff above his head. Ever since I got them, I changed the water once and I feed them regularly. Is it a sickness or is it stress. PLEASE HELP

NEW BLOOD parrots

thought i would post picture of my new guys .


omg i tried adding a couple zebra cichlids and my peacok cichlid.and bloodparoot

Chased both.them.relentlessly and killed them

i have a blood parrot a lace catfish and a few tiger barbs in a 55 gallon tank

My other three cichlids died water is still good is there anything I could get with the blood parrot lace catfish and tiger barbs?

does anyone know how long they take to grow

id like to move mine with my other cichlids when he gets bigger and anyone know where i could find a kirin parrot cichlid?

blood parrot he calmed down.

He turned nice and.the angle fish and.him.get

blood parrot vs anglefish

I got a new blood parrot today and my angle fish started picking on him then the blood parrot started fighting back the angle fish is twice his size but he's pushing hard pretty good and I was wondering if I should.leave there or put the blood parrot in the 55 gallon with the couple African cichlids fire mouths and jewel cichlid

White Blood Parrot

gettin blood parrot today

I'm him in my community tank until he grows a bit cuz I got some.cichlids.for free so far little aggression auratus 2 fire mouths 1 jewel cihlid 1 peacock cichlid and still have the lace catfish if he has problems in.that tank I'll move the blood parrot to community if he don't bother the angle fish or other fish

bully bp.

I have 5 parrot fish with different colors. yellow, white, green, blue,and purple. i think the yellow and white are teaming up. and the yelow one bullies the other 3 fishes. is this normal? what do you think guys. pls educate me.


has anyone else seen the youtube video where someone puts a single blood parrot in a tankof pirahanahs how could someone be so stupid

open tank

I have two 55 gallons one is a community one has just a synodist catfish could I add a blood parrot with the catfish all the African.cichlids got.disease a few months ago and died now I'm.sure my tank ready and.could I.get.some other semi aggressive fish or will the catfish.and blood parrot be too mean also I have the peaceful community tank I can't put a blood parrot in there due to cherrry barbs.guppies.ect


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