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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?



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.


Parrot Fish Biting the Other one

I have 2 parrot fish, (The red parrot fish) but one is biting each other... SO IF YOU PLEASE HELP me what do I have to do? Only one is biting  and the other one is not biting at all, I don't know whats going on.  I don't know, but I am soo afraid if one of them is injured as I don't know if one of the parrot fish came up ... The upper fin is tore up by another. please help me. what should i do? My aquarium size is 2ft*1ft.


Pinky fights with Bapu

HI Guys, Sorry.. And of course I missed you all. :-) Happy Friendship day.

It's long time I visited this site. So It feels like getting back to the world of Parrots!

But on this Friendship day occasion, I observed that Pinky (Young-Pink Parrot) fights with BApu (Orange fish) and Bapu is not doing well :-(

I removed Pinky from tank and Bapu is recovering (Fingured Crossed).

I need an advise whether Pinky would be doing friendship with Bapu If I will put Pinky back in tank ?


I have a big Pleco

  I have some Parrots, some silver Dollars, a clown loach, 2 oscars, and an electric blue cichlid in my 75 gallon tank. I also have a 5 inch long Pleco in another tank. I would like him to be in the 75 tank, but several people have told me that plecos can be nasty especially since they are nocturnal fish, and I wouldn't see their true behavior and interaction with the other fish. What does anyone think about adding him? Do you think he will leave the parrots alone, or will this be a bad idea?



I have a blood parrot lace catfish in a 55 gallon had them for awhile i added a small oscar yesterday while the parrot is small the oscar is smaller and hes not eating or swimming around unless the parrot chases him hel swim


Former parrot owner/ tried again but I think I messed up

I have an established 30 gallon tank with one pictus cat and 5 smaller fish (typical tropical fish about 2 inches  long). I am a former parrot owner two lived in a 55 gallon with plecos and other fish and loved them. Anyway, about a week ago I bought two parrots. I always buy two of something because I figure everyone needs a buddy.


Adding a new Parrot Cichlid to a BP tank

hello, I have a 30 gallon tank with a medium sized BP.  I had to add a new BP (small) to the tank today because my heater in the other tank i think went bad.  I have hiding spaces for the BP's but my slightly larger (not by much) is really beating up on my new parrot, will it take them awhile to settle in.  I've had them in a tank before and he also beat him up, i've seen many BP's being tank mates before, not sure why mine doesnt like the new one. any ideas?



Petsmart Parrots and Oscars

I have been a Parrot Cichlid owner for a year or so now, and have done my share of research (mainly on this forum). I have read that Parrots and Oscars do not get along being that both are fairly aggressive and territorial. I noticed at Petsmart in both of the Parrot tanks there were Oscars of the same size. What really caught my attention was in the "Large" (15-20 gallon) tank, there were two 4 inch Parrots and an Oscar. These Parrots were beating on the Oscar my whole half hour visit, and the associate blew off my concerns.


help me please!!!

i have a dwarf mollie{not sure if thats its true name] but it a molly cute one, came home it was at btm of tank upside down and they ate its fins ALL of them i got it away from the others but it can only stay upside down.i think, because it gas no fins to direct it!! what do i do and will it survive


I need some advice on how to calm my blood parrot down.

So I just moved my bp and my pleco along with my balla shark over and I need some ideas of how to calm down my bp because it is being to agressive to my pleco and balla every time my pleco comes out to eat my bp comes out of its cave and starts trying to eat him and make my pleco go back into its own cave so if you guys can help me out with any ideas that be great also I have one idea of how to calm it down but I dont know how it woukd work and I read that the female bps are more teritoral than the males and if its true then I think I have a female but will it help it out if I got another o


Parrots are bullying my pleco

I've had my parrots for about 7 weeks now. They are in a 75 gallon tank. They hid in a cave for almost the whole time. I realized my heater wasn't working right. I put in a new one and now my parrots are out and active. They no longer hide when I go up to the tank. I have a pleco that is about 12 inches long. I have had him for at least 5 yrs now. So every big tank I have had is his tank. Since my parrots have been more active, they seems to be picking on my pleco. He seems to get irritated with the parrots bothering him. He swims around to try and get them away.


Is there a way to stop spawning?

I had bought a 150 gallon tank that came with 6 parrots.  Since I already had one.  I put  the parrots together.  These guys are in a constant  mating cycle which makes for a very violent tank. 

In order to try to break up the fighting, I took out 3 of the smaller parrots (they are about 4 inches) and put them in my 55 gallon tank along with a host of other tank mates (neon tetras, platies, glass cats, black ghost knife, 2 rubber lips, guppies, dwarf gourami, 1 african leaf).  There's no fighting in that tank. 


My Parrot Fish

So I bought 2 young jellybean parrot fish (1 Male and 1 Female) on the 11th and had to flush the male down the toilet on the 15th, he was dead.
Between those days I was watching my fish and saw that one of the parrot fish was nipping at the other one and it looked painful to the other parrot fish because it would kick a lot. I didn't know if it was the male or female getting attacked, I assumed it was the female being attacked.

Yesterday I bought another Jellybean Parrot Fish and 3 Glowlight Tetras.


Liana Niemand

Hi Guys,

I'm looking for new friends parrots.  Dont know what to buy though...I have 3 parrots... One really big bully and 2 very sweet ones.

I'm hoping that if I get other fishy fin friends the fighting will stop...

Please help!!!!




I got Westside Story going on up in here!

So I just bought this beautiful 150 gallon glass fish tank from a guy that came with 6 BPs and a big angel.  Well it was a bit of a challenge moving the tank.  So until we could get it moved and set up, I had to put the fish in my 30 gallon where I had one BP (Timmy), a baby BP (Jafar)  and some other fish for a few days.  OMG what a mess!  My Timmy was fighting off all of the new fish from his "cave" and Jafar just hid.



I have a Parrot fish that has been attacked by either my piranha or my larger south African ciclid . I woke up and the parrot fish was bitten on his tail fin and anus . It is a female but we also have the male. The male parrot fish started pecking at the dangling skin. We moved her into a other set up tank. The tank she was in was a 60+ gallon. It also has 3 Pleco alge eaters; two are very small, and two convicts. How would I keep the female parrot alive?? What are her chances of dieing:( ?




New to Parrots!

Me and my boyfriend were shopping around this morning when we decided we wanted two beautiful Parrot fish. We took them home and kept them in a small take and everything was going great. I contacted a friend and got a much larger tank, maybe 45gallons. While I was about to feed them I realised my poor smaller parrot (Bait), was being bullied, slammed, and what looked like bit my larger fish (Shark)! I'm a worried fish mama and need advice! What do I do!?!


1 dominant parrot + 1 weaker parrot = worried owner

Recently my family relocated our 30 gal fish tank upstairs so everyone can enjoy it.  It had been empty of tetras for about three months, and we decided to try something new--cichlids.  Blood parrots. 

We bought two blood parrots and a couple of tiny convict cichlids to keep them company.



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