Animal Stories - Blood Parrot

Animal-World Information about: Blood Parrot

The Blood Parrot is just about the most curious result of cichlids interbreeding, and has created quite a stir in the aquarium hobby!
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Thai - 2017-12-14
I am looking for blood parrot If you have it or looking for rehome for them Please contact me

Flor - 2017-10-27
I had 23 red blood parrotI use water clarified an my fishes are sick 7 a ready died wath can I do for my others­čśó

becky - 2014-07-06
My female blood parrot is hiding under the filter and I'm starting to worry about her, she laid eggs 5 days ago and has been digging holes everywere and going around checking on the holes and then spitting eggs into the holes, only a few eggs turned white, the rest were tanned colour but didn't notice the black dot on them, her and the male ate the bad looking eggs last night and now she won't come out from under the filter, she's not stuck, I'm to scared to go into the tank and chase her out in case she stresses out and I get bitten and fish slapped. Help?

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  • Clarice Brough - 2014-07-22
    Your female sounds fine, but it always amazes me, the interesting behaviors that animals display when they are in breeding mode. I wouldn't worry though, just let nature take its course (the female is doing what she deems necessary). And yeah... maybe keep your hands out of the aquarium unless you need to remove the eggs or do other maintenance. That will help reduce any additional stress on her.
randall - 2014-08-11
I have a 5-6 inch parrot ciclid and convert to a deep orange to a mild yellow once I turn lights on. What's up? There is another parrot ciclid that 4-5 inches that the same color all day. Could they be 'mating'? Of course they pick the gravel all day and disbrute it around the tank. Thanks Randall

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  • Clarice Brough - 2014-08-13
    They could be mating, all that rock cleaning is an indication of that. But many Blood Parrot Cichlids will change color with age as well, this is presumably because of  the Midas or Red Devil Cichlid parentage. Both of these cichlid species are known to change coloration as they mature.
Ted - 2014-09-05
Do not buy jelly bean, love heart, or other modified/dyed blood parrots. They have a shorter life expectancy and are often inhumanely modified. (love hearts tails are amputated at a young age, jelly bean and other dyed fish have a shorter life expectancy due to the dye. ) new owners be warned. Do your research.

Kaitlin - 2014-11-09
Hello, so I bought two blood parrots today and gradually introduced them to the tank which isnt new I had guppies to get the system started, well they were fine when I released them but now they are laying on their sides behind a plant and breathing rather shallow.. what could be wrong? Should I do epson baths and feed them peas? I dont know.. please help.

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  • tiger oscar - 2014-11-10
    if it has diseases learn more info at blood parrot, fish diseases. : )
  • Clarice Brough - 2014-11-13
    They are a little shy, but they do sound stressed. Check for any signs of disease or any other things that could stress them. Guppies aren't territorial, but make sure there aren't any other fish that could be intimidating them. The tank does need to be large enough and have enough decor (plants/rocks) with places for them to hide. Make sure your temperature and the water quality parameters are all good. If there's any ammonia or other factors out of sorts,  a partical water change may help. If everything with the tank seems fine, then I would subdue the lights and give them some time to acclimate.
  • Dove - 2015-01-15
    Test your water and add an air stone.
parrot - 2015-05-27
Can I put blood parrot and flowerhorn together...

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  • Clarice Brough - 2015-05-31
    No, the Flowerhorn cichlid is way too aggressive to keep with any others, but both hybrids make nice displays kept singly.
numra - 2014-07-27
Hi I am from Pakistan. few months back we buyed four jelly bean fishes. Two were orange and two are yellow with tattoo. They are accompanied by some 2 small catfishes, most of the time they went fine, got friendly with us and played. Their were small fights between them but it got OK after some time. however recently the yellow ones dominated the tank, and orange got submissive (previously they dominated). Then the orange parrot fish started becoming silent, hide more often and changed to dark color. yesterday night one of them changed from its color from orange to pale red.....swollen and it died, it was so painful to watch her die. And now the other orange fish has white lips, red spots n black spots. Please guide me in simplest term what to do... I am from Pakistan, no much testing kits are availabl here to check PH and everything. So dont ask me about it. I do 90% water change every week, and my water is very clear.ither fishes are fine. but plz guide me what to do about my jelly bean fish which has white lips and red and black spots.

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  • Anonymous - 2014-07-31
    Cut back on the amount you do at water changes. 20% weekly is plenty. Your removing to much of the bioload which the fish need. Also jellybeans are often dyed which makes them more susceptible to diseases.
  • Talha - 2015-02-12
    I am also from Pakistan.first I want to guide you about water change you should only do a 30 percent water change because too much water change every week can effect your fish.secondly for red and black spots and white lips use cure all medicine which is easily available on every aquarium shop in yellow packing.and at last you should put a automatic heater and set it to 32 celcius temperature inshallah your fishes will be good
  • abhay - 2016-07-03
    yup mam 20 to 30 percent water change would b more good for ur tank nd great news is that my parrot fish is breeding nd maybe worm type of very thin creatures have grown from fish eggs itz awesome na mam i m from
  • Rohit - 2016-08-11
    Dont Change 90% water change. You should replace 10-20% per week. Black spots are stress spots. They will go once they acclimatize with your tank.
O - 2009-01-08
I have two jellybean blood parrots and they laid eggs, which I didn't expect to survive. The babies did hatch however, and I am not sure what to feed the babies.

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  • abhay - 2016-07-03
    brine shrimp feed them that if they hatch from eggs or u can try the mid portion of boiled chickens egg bt a very low amount my frnd like just touch the mid portion of the boiled egg nd feed in a day to them itz from personal experirnce too the about the egg if see this reply then text in my e mail
fish - 2015-05-30
is dragon fin can harm blood parrot and other cichlids pls. help

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  • Clarice Brough - 2015-05-31
    When you say 'dragon fin' I assume you mean a Bicher. Bicher's can be kept with large peaceful cichlids if the tank is large enough, but most cichlids are aggressive, so you would have to research the type of cichlid, the type of bicher, and the social behaviors of both. Blood Parrots can be aggressive, but are usually pretty shy, so in a large tank they may stay to themselves and it might work.
  • abhay - 2016-07-03
    in some cases it cant be judged frnd if not seen the behavious to know more email on