I dont know if I wrote in my last couple of posts that my Parrots, well the females anyway, are egg laying machines. The male will hang with both females when they are laying eggs but he is definitly paired up with this one girl who has become a very successful egg layer. I bought this new cave thing that the both of them have been in for the past two days and I dont know for sure yet but I think they might be on the verge of a successful breed. Theres about fifty eggs being extremely well protected and they appear to be getting larger.
I found another reason why Ive never seen eggs before, they blend in with my gravel! The eggs that are being laid are clear to an off white. I guess the eggs are coming out bad from the get go because all these guys are doing is eating them. It seems like a whole lot of trouble to go through with all the preparing just to eat the eggs. I think they probably dont plan on eating them but if there is something wrong with them then they do eat them.
There are those of you who I am sure have read all my past posts on my fish and the egg laying or non egg laying rituals she sometimes (they), go through. Well, this latest time has all the usual activities in place. She is at the stage where her and her partner are in the cave taking turns who stays in the cave and who takes a quick swim around the cave chasing away any fish that come close. She has removed most all of the gravel that lays beneath one of the stones.
In my tank I have a small 1" white parrot. Petdumb told me it was a Blood Parrot and would turn orange eventually. I've learned it's probably a jellybean cross and will never turn orange. I also have 2 Blood Parrots (Dudley&Deloris) who are much bigger and bully the small jellybean (Fionn), often not allowing him out of his castle. My female blood parrot laid eggs and they hatched. Dudley and Deloris are very protective and move them around. Since BPs are sterile, my assumption is that my little Fionn fertilized the eggs but I'm not sure how.
I really, really want to try my hand at breeing my own parrot babies. I have 2 parrots which I know are female (have previously spawned with male parrots) and have just bought a young (hopefully) male red devil. I was thinking of adding both females to the tank so that he can take his pick and then remove the extra female.
Does anybody have any experience with this? Is there anything I should do to encourage them?
After three years, my blood parrot cichlid began laying eggs. She's the only fish in her tank and always has been. Previously, I'd read the fish wouldn't lay eggs without a mate present. Has anyone else ever had a fish begin laying eggs alone? Is there a "maturation" age for fish? Are there water conditions that suddenly triggered my fish to begin laying eggs alone? I don't really mind that she lays eggs since she's very (ew) diligent about cleaning them up.
i bought 2 parrot cichlids normal orange ones not dyed or jellybean got them in the tank and two weeks later they have laid eggs only about 15 went white after 2-3 days so i have a pair of parrots laying fertile eggs then they eat them on the 4th day :( as you can imagine i wasnt happy.
anyone got any ideas to prevent this or if i take the eggs out how to artificially hatch and rear the young?
link below to a video of them day 2
I recently got a new blood parrot about 2 weeks ago. I noticed that her egg tube is out and her gills are a little pink. Does this mean that she is pregnant? She also has started to get black spots which someone told me this sometimes happens when they are getting ready to spawn. I only have one blood parrot, but she is in a tank with a convict, yellow lab, and johanni cichlid. Could she have matted with any of these guys? I am so confussed. Someone please help!
I have eggs!!!
I am so excited but I also know that many bp's are infertile, have had a couple of eggs go white already but incase a few do hatch has anyone got any advice? How long will it take them to hatch?
I think they laid them last night but not 100%