Hi I would like to know why most web sites dealing with blood parrots say a 55 gallon is the minimum tank size for 2 adult parrots. I am hoping that the tank size on this web site is correct as I have a 46.75 gallon tank and love the parrot fish. I have not purchased them yet because I thought my tank was too small. Any thoughts? Thanks so much for any help.
Please help. I am so upset and sad about my fish and if it's time I want to help him/her die peaceully and quickly...or should I keep trying to save?
Guys Please help, 02 out of my 04 parrots are showing symtoms of swim bladder disease. I have tried served them peas, added salt no improvment. They are with me for more than a year now, it is the first time i am expereincing swim related problems.
Emergent, fast growing plants are good for dealing with nitrates in the water. I'm using lucky bamboo successfully. Has anyone found any other effective emergent plants?
Just noticed that my parrot has black lips can any one help with what it could be
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.
I don't actually have the parrots -yet- but I absolutely plan on getting two of them. My question is this:
The current pH in my tank is 8.2. Through research, I've found that this is a bit too high for parrots. My problem is that I live in Ohio, and our water is just...hard as heck.
How do I soften it? Do I actually need to soften it, or would they be okay with that? I found something about peat moss but it didn't really say if you had to plant it or what to do with it...
Hi! I purchased a parrot cichild last month on the 15 along with a bala shark. Well the bala shark died. It stopped eating. Let me say this is my first time having any kind of animal or pet. I didn't know that 1 fish had to be in a 30 gallon tank? Do I have a few days to work on buying this 30 gallon tank? Any who my cichild has been in the 5 gallon tank alone. Just recently she has started displaying black spots. I don't want my fish to die. I feed her tropical fish flakes. I don't know what to do? Oh yea I checked the ph level and its 7.5 my water temp is between 76-78.
So I am wanting ONE parrot cichlid and I have a 16 gallon aqueon bowfront tank with everything in it and it has been up and running now for over a week. I was thinking about getting a juvenile which the ones I'm looking at ranges between 2-4 inches. I know they can get big AND that is why I have a 55 GALLON acrylic aquarium too...so I hope someone can give me some advice and if they can't get in the 16, can someone give me some other EXOTIC fish recommendations???