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Jed The Fish On Bottom of Tank, tried everything - Suggestions?

I have 5 Blood Parrots and 2 Plecostomus in a 40 gallon tank.  No issues until about a month ago when Jed The Fish, a medium-sized Blood Parrot, started struggling to stay upright while swimming, then started spending more time on the bottom of the tank on his side.  No external spots or other signs.  Possible bloating, hard to tell but not extreme in any case.

I increased the temperature to about 88/90, added salt, did frequent water changes, & fed shelled peas.  No change.


Blood Parrot is floating upside down - Yikes!!!

For the last four days, my BP has been belly up in the tank (alive, btw). I rescued her from PetCo in August 2016. She was given to them as a fully grown BP by someone who was moving and couldn't take her with him. She was being kept in a plant tank at PetCo with ~65 degree water. THey said if you want her, take her. Anyway, she's been doing very well these past ~11 months. She's been iin a 55 gallon tank with 3 smaller tank mates.


Blood Parrot unable to chew, help!

Hi, I have had my blood parrot for over 5 years. He has always had a voracious apetitie but recently I noticed that while he took food into his mouth, it was coming back out minutes later. It seemed as though he was trying to chew but couldn't hold it in his throat to do so. (This is different than bloat in my opinion as he does not spit the food back right away and try again--he keeps it in for a long time trying to eat it) He can also hardly get the food by himself, I don't know if he can't see well or just can't angle his large body under it correctly.


Help needed for 2x Young parrots


Please HELP! Our red parrot fish got white stuff.


Can you please identify the white bit on our parrot fish body (pictured) and advise me of how to cure her?

She has been with this for weeks, and it seems growing.

We change her water in two weeks usually (a half amount, 10 litters). The water parameters are normal.




Potential Fin Rot?

Hi all,

I have had my fish Russ for about 6 years now, and am hoping that he does not have some sort of fin rot. I have noticed that the edges of his fins and tail appear slightly jagged in places. He never had signs of white on his fins, which, when I looked it up, was a symptom that materializes before the pieces of the fin "rot" off. He lives alone, so he is not being harassed by another fish. 


Red tube hanging out

My blood parrot cichlid has had this red tube hanging out for about 5 days. In the past it has usually gone away on its own but this time it only seems to be getting worse. I am not sure what to do and I am really concerned. The fish tank is 40 gallons and there is only one other fish in the tank, the algae eater. 


HELP NEEDED Poorly fish....

Please see attached picture has anyone ever encountered this we have no idea what it is? ?



Mystery Illness

I have two medium sized parrot cichlids (about 5-6in.) that are housed in a 36 gal. tank they were moved into about two months ago. I have had them for over 4 years now but I am by no means an expert keeper on parrot cichlids so I am looking for some help! While one fish is always healthy (knock on wood), the other seems to get sick quite often. Right now, he/she just stays near the top corner of the tank and appears to be quite lethargic. This fish is also quite large and pale in the belly area and has little to no appetite at all.


white spot mouth fungus

I recently noticed one of my bp has a white spot under her lower inside lip. I did an online search which matches something of a mouth fungus. My water conditions are fine: 0 ammonia, 0 nitrite, 15 nitrate, 84 degrees My 2 bps share a 50 gallon tank with 10 tiger barbs and 2 nerite snails. This is the first time any bacterial infections have happened. I just did a 50% water change today and added aquarium salt. My bp seems to be normal and still eats. Hopefully in a few days the mouth fungus will go away. Has anyone had any mouth fungus with your bp?



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