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HELP !!!!! , i have 5 bp fish the biggest 9" the second biggest seems to be very sluggish and is always at the top of the tank . it was swimming upside down yesterday and its belly seems a bit swollen i was frantically searching the web on what to do , i ended up massaging the fish's stomach and he has stayed up right and now swimms down to the bottom of the tank but seems to be having trouble, could anybody please help im at a loss xx


What Should I Prepare For?

I've had my trio of Angelfish for quite sometime now and i've been yearning for a cichlid.  After much research I decided that an oscar might be a bit much. I saw a Blood Parrot in a fish store near my house and fell in love. I just had a few questions for you parrot owners (I get different answers at every aquarium or store I visit!) How fast do they actually grow, i.e, what should I be prepared for? And can I have just two in one tank or does it need to be odd numbers? Thanks you guys!



I think he is dying

A few days ago I posted a message regarding treatment of my parrot (body or mind) anyway  I did separate him into a hospital tank and started treating with anti bacteria, today at day 5 (the last day of the treatment) his black coloration is almost completely gone but there is no life left in him, not eating just lying around moving only when the currant of water pushes him, up, down . he is alive but with absolutely no energy... do you think its the end?


Body or mind – what to do?


A new member

HI every one im new here I have 2- 125 gallon tanks with my cichlids I have south cichlids and the other tank has african im having a hard time right now my south cichlids are on treatment for ich what I need to know is when im done the treament for three days how do I know if it has gone away thay say to use the treatment again in one day ,how do I know if it has gone away help thay grow on u and I am scared that I may not get rid of the ich  THNAKS MIRIAM


New to Bloody Parrots!

Hello! I just bought a BP a week ago.  I only had my lone two cherry barbs and a pleco in my tank and they needed some freinds. I had planned on getting clown loaches because I love my clowns, but I decided against it when I saw this lonely guy.  He was the only BP in a tank full of Oscars at Walmart. And he sat there for two weeks. I just had to take him home, along with a beta for another splash of color in my tank.  And let me tell ya, I love this guy!  He has so much personality.


Parrot Fish

Jason J Cruz


Help Please!

I have a 4" Parrot Fish in my 35 gallon tank.  I did a water change 4 days ago and a 2 days later I noticed he had a gash right next to his mouth.  I immediately put stress coat in the tank and have added it everyday since which is what the pet store told me to do.  It has been two days and it looked like it was healing and I saw what looked to be a white spot inside the wound.  He is eating and swimming and of course not as aggressive to the other Parrot's in the tank but all in all seems normal.  I have tested my water


Length of treatment for ick?

I keep reading posts about ick. The bottle of Quick Cure says ONLY 3 days...........just read 2 weeks.  Which is it?


Update on possible emergency..

Well, we almost got hit by hurricane Earl, Thanks to the advice on water changes every some hours and the battery pump, my BP's are fine!..Thanks! I had no power since Sunday until I wrote this post! By the way not all was bad, I got my 125gl and another 55gl...pretty cheap... ;) ....



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