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Hi, I would like to know EVERYTHING about these "chubby" fish. I want these fish but experienced with fish keeping. I currently have a 29 gallon Marineland (is it good?) LED kit. It is cycled and there are tons a couple of rainbow slate, and 2 two pieces of driftwood. The only fish in there is a Brittlenose pleco. 

I will upgrade down the road when they get bigger, Im buying them as babies (gray, tan color)


Is the setup okay?

When i choose the fish, how do I know if they are "real" or dyed?


Older parrot in trouble

I have a pair of 6-year olds that are a "breeding" pair. "Dave", the female, (I didn't know their sex when I names them) hasn't spawned in several months but had been depositing eggs on a regular basis. I chalked it up to age.

Last night the male was bumping her to stay in the pot where she spawns. This morning Dave is hanging near the surface not interested in eating and the male, who has always been much smaller by the way, is continually at her side but bothering her somewhat.


My 2 Blood Red Parrot Cichlid

I currently received a 60 gal tank from a friend of mines. I added the normal gravel and ran the tank for three days before adding fishes to it. I recently purchase these two about give or take 3 weeks ago. Currently besides these two I also have 3 Firemouth, 4 black convicts, 3 JackDempsey, and a pleco.



Ok, after reading though articles on this WONDERFUL website, i cant seem to find anyone with the issue I am having.


Just purchased a parrot cichlid

I purchased a parrot cichlid he is the only fish I have in my 20 gal tank. I purchase this fish because he looked like he needed someone to take care of him. He has nipped fins, something that looks like a white sore on the top of his head, not eating well, seems to swim in circles can anyone give me some advice on how to care for him? I am surprised he has survived this long.


Juvenile Blood parrot losing orange color

I purchased a small blood parrot fish (Toby) about 4 weeks ago. He's in a smaller tank (until I can set up my 40 gal) by himself. he's eating normally (anytime I feed him), and seems healthy, active and curious. My only concern is that his bright orange coloring seems to have been fading a little over the past week or so. I haven't changed anything about his habitat other than to clean and cycle his tank. At first I thought he might not be getting enough sunlight, so I put him closer to the window, but nothing has changed.



My adult parrot has a blocked bowel and and just swims upside down and or stays stationary . I have fforce fed the fish mushed up peas. Any other suggestions would be appreciated.


Questions about my fish...

I have rescued a blood parrot,so far she (who we thought was a he until tonight) has fit in to my fish family quite well...2 bala sharks about a foot long each, 1silver tip catfish a foot long, 1 plecostomus a foot long, 1 Pictis catfish about 4 inches 1 feathering catfish about 7 inches , a mistory catfish about 3 inches, and a rescued angelfish about 4 inches tall. My parrot fish-caption hook (who constantly looks for burried treasure and moves rocks all around my tank is about 5 inches ).


Goin camping..

Hey im goin out of town for a few days and was wondering if my Parrot will be ok with the weekend feeder things? i know they are picky eaters and wanna know if anyone knew if that was ok or i need to do something else for him for three days



My BP is sick and I am at my wits end. Please help!

My BP has recently started acting strangHis color is off he is light orange instead of his usual deep orange red. I don't see any signs of ick or fungus. All the other fish in the tank are fine. I have not added any new fish in a lonf while. He is not eating but is still swimming fine and pushing the kissing gourami around as usual.



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