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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Anne Jackson - 2004-06-05
My red parrot is so nice, he lives with a redtail black shark, a silver shark, sword tails, black phantom tetras, black widow tetras, dwarf gouramis, kissing gouramis, siamese fighters, common plec, giant danio, american flagfish and angel fish and the tank is so peaceful. He has developed some black markings lately. He never bothers other fish but does like to be the only one at feeding times when he dives for the food. I feed him Veg flakes, Colour flakes, mixed live food, catfish pellets and cucumber just give something different every day. If i go to the tank he dives to the top thinking he is going to be fed. I would advise this fish and i have kept kribensis which is from the same family and they are not as nice but red parrot fish are so timid and friendly fish, a must for anyone with a large tank and places to hide.

matt s - 2004-05-18
i have two 3 inch parrots they are my favourite fish i keep them with six firemouth cichlids. they are the bosses of the tank and dont let any fish get in there way . they have just layed eggs today but from what ive heard they wont hatch but ill just have to wait and see.

Krisy Whitaker - 2004-04-17
My Blood Parrots are Surviors! When My husband and I moved to a new place he forgot them in the back of his truck all night in the cold weather. My friend and I found them in the garage the next morning almost frozen in only an inch of water. We rushed them inside added warm water and set up the filter praying they wouldnt die. Sure enough they came back to life and were swimming around and full of life. Later that day I asked my husband why he left them in the garage he said he thought that they were dead, I said no they were just frozen. He kinda laughed but felt bad that he almost killed them. There is a good part to this story which is, now that Ozzy and Sharron (the fishies names) have survied they are smarter than ever. they are even smart enough for the tricks we trained them for. So we are very greatful!

Cyndi - 2004-04-16
My "fish guy" at the pet store informed me that my orangy fellows live approx. 90 years! Heck, I can see the look on my kids face when she reads my Will - Daughter gets the blood red parrots. I wish I would be there to see the look on her face.

Kyle Brocklehurst - 2004-04-14
I run the aquatic centre at BIRCHGROVE GARDEN CENTRE, PINCHBECK,LINCOLNSHIRE,ENGLAND (SEE OUR WEBSITE WWW.BIRCHGROVEGC.CO.UK). I would consider the parrot fish to be the best cichlid that i have ever come across.
My pride and joy is a four year old blood red who will never harm any of his tank mates not even the neons that he lives with.
Over the last two months i have been getting shipments of assorted parrots which have come in many colours all of which i have made my own names for and asked customers to call them by these names which are: NEON BLUE PARROT, PINK NEON, CORAL YELLOW, TURQUISE,and the BLEEDING HEART.
Yes i heard about how they get the colour but i believe that this does not effect them in the long run.
I believe the parrot fish to be the best fish to put in your tank if there is trouble between other fish because they soon create order in the tank and become the boss.

mark - 2004-03-08
I have recently got myself a Blood Red Parrot Fish, he is such a pleasure to watch in the tank. although he is very shy he can also be very nosy. A good addition to my collection, I like them. But today i put a load of snails in the tank for my clown loach, and my Parrot decided to eat almost all of them. I know they eat anything now including snails.

castro - 2004-03-08
this r the cutest fish ever. i have 5 of them. they r so cute you would want to kiss them

mandi - 2004-03-06
I have one heart parrot that is a beautiful pink. He or she is mixed with a variety of fish including a fermosa, roap fish, angels, silver dollars, irridescent sharks, red tail shark, gourami, butterfly, spotted catfish, and clown loaches, in a 35-gallon hexagon tank. They all do unbelievable well with each other. The only problem that I have run in to is that the heart parrot is the biggest in the tank and the biggest pig too, it eats most of the food and the bottom feeders usually do not get any, I have had to hold the parrot back while feeding others. Another odd behavior I am noticing is that it digs holes in the gravel pellet by pellet with his mouth, but has not laid any eggs, this happens every other week or so and it does get a little territorial during this time.

Carole Holliday - 2004-03-04
I enjoy these fish very much. I have three tanks, one in which 5 large parrots live with a couple of large cat fish. One with medium size parrots that love to swim in formation. A tank with small parrotfish who also hang together. They love frozen brine shrimp and come to the front of the tanks when I feed.They also like premium flake food and will eat the algae tabs I put in for the bottom feeders.

Elke Zeller - 2004-01-30
I have 3 of those bloody parrots . Had them now for about one year and 2 month.And I lovvvve them. They kiss each other and play push away. At first I thought they would harm themselves but they are not. Although I must say that when I do my cleaning of the tank my bigger one comes swimming and nips me. Now everytime he comes to me I try to tough him and he swims away. It got to the point that he really hurt me. But I thought if I just show him that I can do that too he thought...well I better lay off. So now he comes up and just watches me while I do the cleaning. I also play with them. I put one of my fingers on the tank and go back and forth and they all follow the finger. Thats so cute.They love to eat but only once a day and love to make a mess. My kids call them plumpy, gumpy, and lumpy. So they are the highlight of our family.