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Behaviors? Normal or weird

I recently rescued   3 parrot fish(Larry, Moe and Curly) from Walmart.  They were in tiny tiny tank with many shark fish .  I had been fighting with this Walmart because the conditions were so horrible and one of the original 4 parrots ended up dying.

Rare but funny behavior

I have noticed my own parrot to do this sometimes as well as when we got the guy some of his fellow tank mate parts exhibited this same behavior when they're just casually sitting there their lips will open and extend outwards. It reminds me of a characteristic of a kissing gourami but does not happen nearly as often. I was just wondering if anyone else has seem this in there parrots of maybe if my fish just is an isolated case of craziness haha.

Parrot fish swimming upside down.

what can I do to help my fish? He is floating upside down. He tries to swim upright but just rolls over belly side up. I am worried because part of his body is out of the water when he does this. He is in a 75 gal tank with 1 spotted puffer and a few Cory catfish.  Water parameters are good. 

Tank Mates

Hey guys, first time poster! I could really use some help, I have a large 2 year old parrot in my 55 gallon tank along with my 1 year old parrot which is medium sized. The large parrot constantly bullies the medium sized parrot to the point that I had to designate an area of refuge for the medium sized parrot. I've seen beautiful tanks filled with cichlids, especially parrots and would love to have my tank like that. Do you have any tips? Maybe add another parrot or 2 to take away from the bullying? 

Stopped Eating

I moved my BP into a larger tank on Sunday. He hide half the day, but has since been swiming around acting normal (chasing me around the tank, dancing when he seems me etc), but he still will not eat his usual food (today is Tuesday).

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. 

New fish

HI

I am new to this. We have just completed setting up our tropical tank and have 2 red parrot fish. The first day they were inseperable and swam around the tank together. since second day one has been hiding under a fake log and anytime the other goes near the one under the log nudges it out the way or tries to nip at it. 

Any advice as to whether this is normal behaviour and why they might be doing this?

many thanks

Jen

 

 

Only had BP 5 days and alot of aggression

I am new to this. Only had them 5 days. But one of my BP is really a bully. One is 3in and the other 2in. The bigger one constantly rams / chases/ Bites the smaller one. He always chases him to the top corner of the tank near my filter. It happens all day , no rest for the lil one. Does this go away with time? I was thinking of I might have to return the aggressive one for another BP. But does this happen with all BP? I feel sorry for the lil one and dont want him to get hurt.

 

BP couple have destroyed the place

BP male and female have completely destroyed the place. Dug holes everywhere. Ripped up all the plants. Knocked over the statues. Built high walls of gravel and are spawning like rabbits. They have been at it for 48 hours now non stop but I see no eggs. But the male seems to fertilize then go back an eat some invisible item. These are rescue parrots and I know nothing about cichlids. Or really much about fish for that matter. For the first 4 days I've had them I bragged and gushed about what cute little water puppies they were. Had visions of plants for hiding behind, cute driftwood.

Colour loss

Yesterday, I came back from a 2 day trip. When I came back, all 3 of my KK parrots were hiding in the corner. In the begining they would hide and not eat. But 10 min later they started to eat. Also, I noticed that one of the smaller KK parrot fish was losing its orangish colour. I thought it was sick but then I looked at the bigger one and he was not that orangish. Then, today, I saw that the fish is more orange. Is it natural, or are they sick.

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