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heather and roger - 2005-04-03
We have two Jelly Bean parrot fish (blue and pink). They are in a tank with a few african chichlids that seem a little aggressive toward them. we also have a giant gourami, irridescent shark, 2 snails, a cory fish, and a spotted sucker fish. We did have 9 ghost shrimp but we soon found that they are a good treat for the parrots. Overall they seem to be holding their own. They seem to like people and come right up to the glass for attention. We enjoy them very much. Good luck everyone with your fish!

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Joey R - 2005-03-24
Like the convict cichlids, they are very easy to breed and keep. They love brine shrimp and even baby livebearers! If your pair are spawning for the first time they most likely will eat their first couple of spawns. They settle into aquariums very easily and can produce "nuclear families".

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Paul Toronto - 2005-03-19
I got my Nicaragua Cichlid, its been 7 days seems to know who I am, He always come out, and stays infront of me, He is about 2.5-3 inches, and WOW he is getting so pretty, he is already getting the blue/purple colors in his face and top fin! I am really glad I didnt give him back! OH and he is smart! He follows my fingers as I lead him to food!, a Great fish for everyone!

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Ian - 2005-03-14
I have 1 jack dempsy, 2 black convicts, 2 jewel cichlids, 1 nicarguense, 1 green terror, 1 geophagus altifrons, and 3 african cichlids in a large tank. My jack is about 7" now, he is exceptionally colorful and is actually one of the least aggressive fish in my tank. He hates when other fish are being aggressive towards each other near him and he will usually chase the aggressor away! He is definitely the boss of the tank.

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Ian - 2005-03-14
I have one that is about 5" now. I have a good mix of colorful cichlids in my tank and this is definitely one of my favorites.

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Dale Howard - 2005-03-10
My parrot fish have had layed eggs about 4 days ago ang just this morning were hatching. My parrot fish are a beautiful sky blue color and my female i noticed was a bright yellow at the chest when it was in heat. Any way after i left for college this morning i came back to find that all the eggs had gone, and had beeen moved to a different part of the tank.

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shelia - 2005-03-09
I have at least 100 jellybean parrot fish and love them. They give me and my husband much pleasure watching as they lay their eggs & watch over them. Then the fry are just a great pleasure to watch grow. We got started with them 1-2 yrs. ago and have never got tired of them yet!

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Elke Zeller - 2005-03-03
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I have had my Bloody Parrots now for almost 4 years. Well one is not with us anymore and so I got me one other one. Its so amazing how they know who is feeding then and who takes care of them. When it is feeding time they even jump out of the water just to get the first bite. They do not like other people and when we do have someone coming over they will hide. But they love my kids and me. Even when I just walk by they are on the top waiting.( I know its food they want. LOL) But I talk to them and watch them. They always pick on each other . Not in a hurtful way just pick here pick there. They are sure funny. Thanks for reading.


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Satetha - 2005-02-24
I have 4 beautiful jellybeans {pink,blue,orange,yellow} sad to say green and purple died. My four fined friends are not friends themselves.T hey are very territorial and always trying to push each other out of the favorite cave. I bought these fish because of there beautiful colors but they are always hiding. when people come over they always ask if there is anything in the tank. I thought it was beacuse it was a new enviroment. Here I am two years later still waiting for them to lose ther shyness. I have heard they are very entertaining and active.Just my luck I pick the reclusive ones. But when I can find them I still think they are beautiful.

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danelady - 2005-02-24
blparrots, i now have 4 of them. one is female we know for sure as she layed eggs twice now and the other 3 to young to tell. they eat fine. they are fat and healthy. they respomd to me when i go up to tank they dont hide alot, always in the open. i just love them. dont know what i would do if anything happened to them, they are my kids. just wanted to put in a good word for them.

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