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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careaguis - 2006-11-26
For several month now me and my partner have hesitated in getting some BP`s. First off you hear Cichlid! And you became afraid of it`s impact on the other tanks mates. The weekend before Thanksgiving, we visited several fish stores in the San Diego County area, they carried all types of BP`s, at which we observed mesmerized as all ways. Sadly enough we discovered about the controversy in the colored patterns, so we said NO to that.
We live in Ensenada, in Baja, and we have here as well, our favorite fish store that has had for some months now a group of six natural colored BF`s, that we admired for some time in the establishment. But the person in charge always discouraged us in getting them for being Cichlids. Yesterday I visited them again and told the person, prepare me two of the smaller ones in the group of BF`s. Are you sure?! he asked, and I responded I`ll come back in the afternoon to pick them up. I got home and dived into the Internet to find opinions, was I going in the right direction? Was this a good idea? Were there going to be problems with the rest of the community tank mates (1 Black Japanese Gold Fish 2.5-3

Debby - 2006-08-30
I started with 1 undyed jelly bean parrot fish and got a second one a couple weeks later. They are very entertaining. I've found them to be rather aggressive with other fish even my plec. They have also gone from 2 to over 40 since they do not eat their fry. In fact they aggressively protect them until the next batch of eggs are laid. I call my males my fishy bodybuilders of the fish world for the simple fact they look muscular. Right before a female is ready to lay her eggs, she will turn bright orange and the mating dance between her and the male is just that - a very intricate dance. Together they tend to the fry until it's time for the next batch.

Jesska - 2006-07-04
I have had several parrotfish and have found them to be very entertaining fish. I really enjoy their interesting behavior and interactions with each other. They are one of my favorite freshwater fish and my parrot fish species aquarium is a constant source of conversation.

shauntel - 2006-06-28
Hi, we have 2 blood parrots and they are very possesive of a hollow tree we bought for our 55 gallon tank and inside there is a bunch of little white things clinging to the side, i'm wondering if that is salt or eggs.

chris - 2006-06-18
I have a parrot fish which intersting enough paired with my jack dempsey. They produce eggs like crazy and what's more surprising is how the eggs actually hatched and now i am looking at least 80 fry in my 55 gallon and I am looking to buy a much bigger tank now. I am excited on how the fry would look like once reaching an adult state.

Kevin - 2006-05-31
Yea...I own two jellybean parrots, and now I own six. They had fry. So they can successfully have fry. They have had at least three batches that I have known of, and of those in the second batch, 4 of them survived. The other batches hatched, but none made it. I did not attempt to keep the second batch alive, and amazingly they did just fine by themselves with no help at all!!!

Emily - 2006-04-21
I have two jellybean parrot fish and they are great fish to keep. I have found that the key to keeping my fish happy is to give them places where they can hide and feel safe. They were very shy when they were alone in my 30 gallon tank, then I got just a few fish to keep them company and everything is great. I have three taricota pots that I broke just a bit to make them look nice and give the fish gravel to push around and they seem to like there home.

Carl Davis - 2006-03-14
I am a police officer in my hometown and i am assigned to the detective bureau. I own a 35 gallon fish aquarium that is positioned next to my desk at work. In my aquarium i have five beautiful jellybean parrot fish. These fish have more personality than some of the other police detectives i work with. All the guys gather around my desk to witness the feeding when i feed my parrots feeder goldfish.

Jill - 2006-03-12
I have two parrot fish named Tater Chase and Totsy-Tot. They are very hungry most of the time and do the "I want food dance" when we stick our fingertips in the tank. They nibble and make the sweetest kissing smoochy sounds!!! We also have six tiger barbs and a pleco in our 10 gallon tank. Everyone is happy with them!

Jeremy - 2006-02-20
most blood parrots will remain an orange-cream color or a pink color if not fed the proper nutrients. you can bring out the natural blues, reds, and purples in them if you feed them a good source of vitamin B or a common food you can get at your local pet store called "color bits". im telling you, if you want a bright colored fish feed it this!!