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Where to Find Colorful Hybrid Cichlids

Saw them on internet. Any Kali's know where to view or appreciate these Colorful Hybrid Cichlids in local fish aquarium shop?


My BP is a whitish color and Im not sure why. The water is fine as far as the quality. I had it tested this past week.

ANy suggestions as to why he's like this???


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

is this normal?

I have noticed my blood parrots above their noses and between their eyes seemed to be missing some skin and exposing their flesh. They both seem fine. I dont recall seeing other blood parrots have this. Is this normal? Its beginnging to worry me. Attached are pics one of them.

Parrot Color?

Hi! Got a question about my parrot's color. Sometimes, she's bright bright tangerine orange....but most of the time, she's very washed out and pale. Is there anything I can do to get that healthy orange glow to stick around? My smaller parrot is bright all the time, just a gorgeous dark the larger one sick?


Hello from MA

Hi, I've been reading here a while, just decided to join today. I wish it was a bit more active, but a lot of good info here. Someday I will figure out how to post a pic of my 3 parrots.......frown

P.S. Looks like I found it below! LOLOL

My BP Pair

Hope I did this right. Cory is broadside and Dory is behind looking toward the camera, in the first photo. As you can see Cory is much paler and doesn't have the radical BP face. Dory is very BP looking and much darker. You can see her a little better in the second photo. This is when they first started digging holes. They have since spawned but I don't think the eggs are any good. Just as an FYI: I've noticed many posts about how shy the BP's are . . . mine are not shy at all. That's a big reason I got them. At the store the clerk pointed out what a personality they have and that his would eat right out of his fingers. When I brought them home, even while they were stilling floating in the bags they were all curious. Cory, the male, always comes to wherever I am around the tank, up to the surface when I open the lid and stays there while I talk to him. Dory was starting to do the same but now has eggs to watch, so I'm not very important. The tank sits on a low counter between the kitchen and living room so they are 'exposed' on all sides. Doesn't bother them at all.

Say hello to my little friend(s) ;)

Meet Cheddar (big) and Pylon (little)!  Plus Spike, the photobombing pleco. 

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Hoping to add a new baby Parrot tomorrow, pending the powers that be - and the warehouses in Singapore - come through for me.


I got myfirst BP a 2 months ago, bruno. He is in a 20 gallontan by himselfbut ifelt like he was lonley. So i deicded to start researching tank mates. I eventually decided on another BPwent topetsmart, asked if i needed  bigger tank, they said eventuallybut not now. Got my new fish, named him gimli. Like 2 days after i put gimli inthe tank, Bruno lays eggs!!! oh and about 12hrs after beingin the tank Gimli starts developing black spots, like a lot of them, morethan bruno ever did i got worried so i started doing a LOT of research. but i just wanted your opinons about everything.

parrott fish

Hi my name is carlo, my parrott fish is a monster, everything I put into my tank he eat, now the only fish in the tank with him is a pleco he had a mate , but died because of a power failure, then I had a silver dollar in the tank.

new BP owner, suggested tank mates

hello all!

i am newer to keeping fish, started out with a guppy tanks and decided a few months ago to go bigger. 

i have 2 parrot fish in the tank and am finding it hard to get good tank mates, i put in 2 gouramis and they were killed, the pet store owner suggested that. ( a large powder and dwarf red) if you have any suggestions i would really apprecate it .



My Pink Parrot and mixed cichlid tank

55 gallon W/cascade 1000 canister filter and fluval 75 power filter.  300 watt heater, L.E.D night/Black light and floresent day light.  2 firemouth , 2 Texas fry, 1 12" texas, 1 electric blue, 1 jack dempsy, 2 tiger barbs, 5 small pleco, and last but not least my 13" Parrot!!

I also have a 10 gallon "medic tank" i keep a couple goldies in there


Whch cichlids are these??


Hey guys.

i bought 4 tiny cichlid buddies for my parrots. I have 80 gall tank i have now 4 parrots and one ruby shark and one pleco.

i want to know which cochlid is this. Is this yellow electric cochlid? Plus one of the cichlid has white. Patch on the head is that fungus or just the pattern she has naturally. I am attaching pictures

Hi folks!

     I just purchased six Parrots at my LFS. The store is called Aquatic Environments.  Three are a light orange and three are a light blue, but the store told me that they will all turn red later on. They are all about two and a half inches long, kinda big for being newly aquired. I just added them to my 60 gallon tank and there are no other fish in the tank.  I will not be adding anything else because with six of these, I'm easily at my tanks capacity. But, I do have excellent filtration and circulation so I believe I'm good.  I'm very pleased so far!

parrot fish male or female


parrot fish male or female


i have two parrot fish i think they are king kong parrot fish One is of Yelow colour and other one change coloue some it look yellow and some some time light pink.

Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum the new addition

I just purchased 2 BP's to house with my juvenile pink convicts. A few years ago I had a pair of BP's and they were a little shy. If you sat with them for a while they would come out, but they were frightened by movement, part of this was I was guilty of having them in a smaller tank than they would have preferred, but they lived out a good 6 or 7 years. These two parrots I have now, Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum, because of their attachment to each other are very friendly fish. They have also helped my little convicts to come out and be more friendly.

ann and davis new bps

I havev 2 new bps with a firemouth two silver dolars and a featherfin catfish i named the bps david and ann after my middle name and my gfs middle name they are both 1-2 inches red and black not full colors yet

Beginning of an awesome fish

Just bought my first Blood Parrot and I am really excited!!! I have always loved Cichlids and since I first seen a parrot I have wanted one or maybe 2 later on... I have had convicts and pinks that were paired up and loved to watch them build there nests and co exist!! They are so fun!! Anyways this is my first Blood Parrot and I didnt really know alot about them till I figured I had better learn something and looked them up online. I have a 35 ga show tank not a very complex setup, I like to keep it pretty simple.

Blue eyed parrot

Hi! I am new to this site but have had parrots for almost 2 years. My question is my larger parrot Happy has blue eyes, has anyone else ever run into this variation? He's pretty unique looking (and cute!). Can't seem to attach any pictures right now but I would appreciate any input. Thanks!

My favorite fish

The information out there about blood parrots is terrible and most of it untrue.  They swim and eat just fine.  They form strong family bonds and should be with several of their own or with other mild cichlids or even larger community fish.  Do not put them with aggressive fish because they can not defend themselves against strong biters.


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