I have kept tropical fish for over 20 years, however, these are my first pair of Parrots and have had them now for about 6 months.
They are now not eating much at all and hiding most of the time, they were okay until about a week ago. We have checked the filter, water quality and temp and they are all fine. We feed them on blood worm, cichlid small pellets and flake. We have some other fish in with them - pleco, mollies and tetras and they get on fine with these.
I recently bought 4 Parrot fish, they were small, the latest I bought was a little bit bigger, anyway, they are 4, but very shy, they never swim around the tank unless the check firts that nobody is watching them or that nobody is in the room, whenever I walk into the room the swim very fast and hide behind this log I have in the tank, I'ts been already a month, I even put more rocks so the can have more place to hide and fell more secure but they are still shy, what should I do, I read that it takes time until they get used to me and their new home, but a Month???
Hey guys - We added 3 Parrots to our 55 gal tank about 3 weeks ago. They almost immediately went into hiding and they scurry and hide every time one of us walks through the room. We have a cave, rock formation, and fake tree root system for them to hide in. And that's all they do! We are hoping they come out of their shells soon. Any advice on how to encourage them to reveal themselves more often? They are extremely curious, and when they think we aren't watching, they are constantly watching us!
Well last night I finally went out and got three red line tetra for ditherfish for my tank. I had three BPs that I have had for about 1 1/2 mos and still would only come out to eat. I had to clean the tank last night, do a partial water change, and add some more hiding places (i.e.
We just got 3 parrots about 2 wks ago, we have added 2 small blue gorumi , 1 small red tail shark and 5 black skirt tetra. they all seem to get along except the parrots hid almost all the time they are appox between 3- 5 inch. its sad because we want to see our beautiful friends. any advice?
I just bought 2 parrot cichlids a few days ago. I've had other cichlids before, but this is my first time dealing with this breed. Well I think they are wonderful fish, I'm worried about how long it takes them to adjust. They are not eating, at least I can't see them eating. They only swim if the house is really dark, they came out this morning when I turned on the light, but only for 5 mins and they went back to hiding in the cave and plants. How long will this type of behaviour last? And should I worry after a certain amount of time...
Hey Guys, I am transitioning my 55gallon community tank into a cichlid tank, I left my rainbow shark in there, and brought everyone else back to the fish store.
I've got 2 Parrot Fish and have had them for nearly 3 years. They live happily together in a large tank together with 2 Silver Dollars, 2 Bala Sharks, 3 Rainbow fish.
This last week or so one of my Parrots has become shy and sits at the bottom of the tank in the same place all day.
All my levels are ok and all the other fish seem very happy.
Does anyone have any ideas on why it is acting weird?
Hi! I'm new to the world of owning fish. I bought a small parrot cichlid from Wal-Mart yesterday. He lives in a 2.5 gallon tank with two fancy guppies and a pleco. When I first put him in, he seemed excited and ate a lot, but now he hides behind the plants most of the time and hasn't eaten as much. Is he ok? Is there anything I can do?
Is it normal for my parrot fish to hide every time someone walks into the room? But if I stand across the room quietly, they will come out and swim again. I've had them for 5years know. Any advice what i could do?