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Added a Placo, now my Blood Parrots are sick....

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i think my parrot is dying someone please help

ok so i had him in a 5 gallon tank with a black maroon and with a ryukins goldfish but i had to take him out becase he killed the ryukins and was going after the black maroon so i but im in a blow it was doing pretty good until this morning he was upside down in the bottom of the blow. i was pretty scare n thought that he was dying so i quikly put him back in the tank but i didnt help a lot so i then placed hie in a container with warm water and stared to swim better but he does not want to eat. what can i do to make my parrot ( Dorthy ) happy??? someone please help!!!


Looking for advice on Media changes for our Fluval 405 water filter

Hi! We started a 55g tank late in 2010 and have had great success so far. Out of our 12 started fish, only 1 has ever died and we are pretty sure he was messed up when we bought him. He never ate very much. We currently have 3 parrot cichlids (our babies!), 4 black skirt tetras, 2 x-ray tetras, and 5 cherry barbs.

We have done regular water changes (almost always never more than 1 week between them) of 25% or so of the total water. However, I have never opened up the Fluval and cleaned or replaced any of the media.


my white parrot that looks like a ripe banana

I checked my ammonia and its at 0 nothing and she doesn't look stressed. Could she be mixed with a convict cichlid and now that she getting bigger thats why she getting more black on her body


Bp both just switched colors

My 2 blood red parrots are normally a bright hot orange. And I just noticed that both of them just changed to a pale color like a pastel orange. They'd healthy playing and eating, but what was up with the abrupt color change?


parrot food?

what can i feed my 2 pbs that will keep them that beautiful orange but will also not turn my other fish orange i have a jewel a texas and a salvini (im moving my texas he is going through puberty and getting super mean) also what are some bottom feeders i can put in with my fish



My daughter has had her blood parrot Jimmy for over a year now. We got him a larger tank almost 2 weeks ago and added other fish. The other fish have all died. Jimmy is now lying in the bottom of the tank one fin moving and still breathing. Had the water tested at the pet store. Said it was good. Changed 1/2 the water in the tank, not sure what else can do for him. He is now almost white!! Sorry to say Jimmy has passed away. We are very heart broken. Still not sure what could have happened to him. RIP Jimmy, we love you.


special care

i was given a purple jellybean parrot as a gift ...yes i know about the horrific dyeing but dont lecture me i had no choice its a gift... anyway is there any specail treatment i should give it vs a common bp is there any differences between them thar i should know right now


Power Outage

I really need to know some of your guys's techniques for keeping you fish warm during power outages. We have some sort of ice storm coming and out power may go out. We have NO backup generator and i really have nothing to do besides cover them up.


Inherited a Blood Parrot

I'm a new and inexperienced BP owner.  I was given a BP, who my mother named Junior, and a tiny, TINY tank (10 gallons) from my brother who no longer wants to take care of him.  What are the basic things I need to know about fishy care?  I feel like I've been failing at good care after reading all the previous posts.  My fish has stress spots and no hiding places and another fishy friend that I have yet to figure out the species of and I FAIL!  :(  Please help! 



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