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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?


need some advice....we had 4 parrots and all was well until ....

my hubby brought home a didn't look well, missing some scales and kinda pinky looking flesh.  I told him next time to wear his glasses when he is picking out fish.  Anywhoo, thought it would get better, in short, the fish died in a mattter of a few weeks.  Next thing my parrot is showing the same signs....scale loss, looks like a skin disease almost peeling.  I removed him, then another one got it....this is all within 2 weeks.  I am now left with my 2 oldest parrots who so far have not shown any sign of scale loss or discolour.  I have done water changes every 3 days and tur


Growth on Face of Parrot

Hello eaveryone!  This is my first post and I need help with one of my Parrot's.  On the center of his face os a large growth.  It started out red like a large pimple but has grown to having a cauliflower look to it.  He has had these one other time and they cleared up, only to return.  None of his tank mates have any of the same problems.  He still eats and swims ok.  I have him in a hospital tank by himself now with Melafix (thought maybe it would help).  He also has missing scales on the sides.  My water is all within the good range.  I think I am a bit overstocked so I am reducing my f


Sick it time to humanely euthanize? Pleas help :o(

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?


Swim Bladder - Cure

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. 



BP is looking terrible


idk if this is the right place to post this but my blood parrot looks sick, much paler than usual and has a huge bulb on the corner of his mouth, please any help is much appreciated, i am very worried.


white ich on my blood parrot PLZ HELP!!!!

FRNDS my blood parrot pair is suffering from white spot or ich . i have kept them in a bucket with malachite F green soln for 3 days  with slight aeration , but the ich is increasing.   plz suggest me remedy to get rid of this disese. plz do help.



suggestions invited at        


In need of some advice

Hello everyone..I am new here and this is my first post. Im sorry but im gonna jump right in because I am desperate for help.I have a 2 year old blood parrot..she is in a 55 gallon tank with 4 redfin tetras and 3 glo fish.  They all get along just fine.. Lately, Ruby..My blood parrot has been staying at the surface in the water flow from the filter. She also has been twitching her anal fins and flashing. It almost looks like she shakes her head at times also. She seems to have a hard time eating..almost like she cant suck it in or something..she will only try to get the very small pieces.


sick red parrots

Help, my cichlids are turning pale and lathargic. I have two rp cichlidsin a 29 gallon tank, dont lecture me, I know I need a bigger tank, not here to hear the bs, my rp is just laying there, eats sometimes, but for the most part it just lies there looking pale. 29 gallon tank, I know!!! 2 rp cichlids, but babies, 3 corey cats n a pkeco, 0 Ammonia, ph 7.8 to 8, temp 82.5, I put live plants in the tank, are there  some live plants they dont like? Could make them sick? Water wisteria and mondo grass, something like that, help, before they die



my parrot fish i think has something wrong with its egg tube its rubbing and itching it digging in the gravel and spitting stones attacking the other fish it looks like there is something tissue like protruding out of egg tube she is losing her colour. she got over this once but its come back what is it and what do i do she s angry and itchy


HELP!!!! ich now maybe dying


HELP!!!!! Ich now dying maybe.....


I have an ich problem in my tank from Saturday and i think its is still present... I bought this medicine called "Rid-All anti-ich"

i did everything the bottle says and it said it "should have of killed the ich parasites within 24 hours and if ich is persistent then 3 days at most"


Sick or Old



George is more than 10 years old.

He's pale with inflamed gills, and what looks like fungus on his head?

Now what?




Parrot Looks Sick...White Belly, Not Eating, Frayed Fins

I am trying to find some help for my blood parrot cichlid.



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