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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Elke Zeller - 2005-03-03
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.

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.

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.

Vessa - 2005-02-19
We recently bought a bloody parrot fish. After extensive research and talking with numerous people, we put ours in my nonagressive tank with a lower PH and fish which include discus, silver dollars, severums, tetras, cory cats, and a few swords. Since we put the parrot fish in with these others I have noticed that it seems much happier and very comfortable with his or her new tank mates. What a beautiful addition...

Nancy - 2005-01-10
I have an aquarium in my bedroom with Blood Parrot fish. I enjoy watching them and find them very entertaining and friendly. I enjoy watching how they can swim sideways under things and upside down to look at the fish above. I have cory cats with them and they get along great. I do not find them shy as they will take food from my fingers and always get as close as they can when they see me. If anything I would call them happy fish.

Kyle Brocklehurst - 2004-11-23
yes there is parrot fish out there which have been injected which colour, but these are the ones which appear to have a horizontal line across the top of the body.
The parrot fish which are one complete colour for example blue or purple are given a colour enahncing food like the birds, canaries. for example the red factor canary if not given this food it looses its colour, but if given to a normal yellow canary it will start to show signs of red feathers which when the bird is breed the colour will be passed on to there chicks.
The parrot fish which i keep myself and the ones i have sold in the aquatic business have never shown signs of problems. My first parrot lived to be 8yrs old and never got ill.

Bessie - 2004-11-21
About five years i got four parrot fish as babies. they all grew up together and the biggest one became the boss of the tank and mated with another smaller one. The females are the largest. when i had a fire in my apartment i brought the parrots to my boyfriends house and he put them in his tank, a much larger one than i had, the other large parrot fish that was docile to the largest one confronted the largest parrot in the new tank to be the boss, the two fought relentlessly and would have killed each other if not separated.

Anonymous - 2004-11-20
Any thing you put into the aquarium they will attack, even your fingers and it does not feel good, they bite rather hard.

pris - 2004-10-16
i just got my 65 gal set up and have 4 adult parrots and 4 smaller ones that have no color yet. albino now. due to sad events i aquired about 20 of them and 6 tanks 40-65 gals. my brother took the rest. they are very happy at this point and am looking forward to creating lots of caves and hiding places to make them happier. they were owned by a friend of mine and he had no trouble breeding them. lots of babies. hope i can do as well.

*kate* - 2004-07-04
We have a parrot fish called Bubba(because hes got big lips)in a tank with 3 oscars, a red devil, some kind of elephant fish, and a moray eel. The parrot is the most dominate out of all of them. He bosses them around a lot and also moves the sand and plants around to suit himself. Parrot fish have very strong personalities and he always terrorises new fish we put in there.