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Mike Hunt - 2004-08-10
My firemouth has grown to be one foot long. I have a 100 gallon tank with an oscar, a firemouth, a jack dempsy, and a goldfish that does not let any other fish chase him. But he probably wont last that long. These fish all came from my boyfriend one christmas. I have always thought their colors were superb. I love my firemouths to death.

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Eddie - 2012-07-23
Blue acaras are amazing for american cichlids as I have one in by 320G tank with 5 pearl of likomas, a tropheus moori, 2 rainbow sharks, a red tail shark, 2 koi, a bumblebee catfish, talking cat, pleco, 2 peackocks(midnight and sunfire)and 2 female convicts(and 4 apple snails haha). Never seen fish that get on so well and are so happy ;)) there is so much space for them they never ever fight

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Anonymous - 2004-04-22
i have had a couple of these for two months and i have found them to be non-agressive. altough non-agressive they will still stand up to my fully grown firemouth and my giant snakeskin gourami. they always come to the front of the tank when someone is in the room. they are great.

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Anonymous - 2005-02-08
I have 6 Jelly Bean Parrots. The oldest is about 5 months old and the youngest is about 2 months. They are all quite small, the oldest being about 2 inches in length. I noticed the other day that they have started to breed. I have about 30 or 40 babies in the tank now. I had no idea that they could breed this early, also everyone told me that these fish are sterile but they seem to breed quite well. The parents of the fish that I have are also the hybrid Jelly Bean Parrots.

They are great little fish, and they are beautiful as well. Their natural color is a pearly white with a mother of pearl type shimmer to it. They can be a bit territorial and will fight over the best caves but get along fine other than that. None of mine have ever injured each other in there little spats. They also love to follow you if you walk by the tank. Now I just have to find homes for about 40 of the little buggers. Geeze.

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Alan Gray - 2005-08-15
This is a great helpful site... Thanks!

Alan

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parrot_moo - 2005-10-01
I had three of these "blue beauty of the malawi lake". They are all 3-4 inch in length and I raised them in 55 gallon tank mixed along with blood parrot and other fish. These fish love peace! They never bully or bother any other fish, but I dont know how will they act if the time for spawning had came - maybe they will get naughty!
They are the most beautiful blue cichlid from all of other african's mbuna cichlid to me! Rumor said they are slow in growth rate but I dont really care about that... As long as they are healthy and happy, I will love them forever!

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Animal-World info on Altum Angelfish
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Michael - 2012-11-23
I am looking for Altum angels.

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  • Mark - 2013-01-04
    I have been looking for 3yrs. finally found some last week for a small fortune you can buy them (90.00) ea. then you have to add shipping. Help I have been robbed! I can give you the name of the Company tha has them but they were out of my price range.
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Taylor - 2005-09-08
Red Devils are really really aggressive. When they lay eggs don't even think about messing with that fish. I have one and when they lay eggs they're cheeks get puffy and all they do is watch your every move. They are not bad fish but they're just too aggressive for me.

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Bernie Mc1953 - 2012-12-09
I have four babies and two big jacks and the big dark bullies flight. One of the male's is a bit bigger, the other a little smaller. Should all six be in the same tank? Plus I put some feeders in so they can be eaten sometimes. I cut them up for the jacks. Am I doing the right thing?

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  • Clarice Brough - 2012-12-09
    See the 'social behaviors' section up above. If all six are in a really good sized tank, they may be okay. But these fish will tend to pair up and then the pair will not tolerate any others in the same tank. They can also become very belligerent as they age.  Feeders have been known to carry disease, so be sure you quarantine them to make sure they are healthy before you feed them to your cichlids.
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Dhoni - 2013-01-17
What are the possible tank mates with parrot fish?

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  • Jasmine Brough Hinesley - 2013-01-19
    They can be kept with Angelfish, peaceful catfish species such as Plecostomus, Corydoras and Glass Catfish, Kuhli Loaches, livebearers like Swordtails, and characins such as Tetras,and Silver Dollars.  This being said some of these fish develop a mean streak so keep a close eye on them if kept in a community tank.
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