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 - 2004-01-30
Hi
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.

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Rachel Thompson - 2004-01-25
We have two of these entertaining fish. Both are orange and about 4" in length. We keep them in a seven foot tank with several other species however we have found that they do have a penchant for the tetra neons and our crew of those has shrunk from 10 to 4! We find them very friendly to us, funny to watch but they definitely rule the roost in the tank. We have had several clutches of eggs but the other fish must eat them cos they disappear very quickly. I wouldnt want to part with them now as they are an endless source of amusement.


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Claire Louise - 2004-01-25
I fell in love with the bright orange pair I have as soon as I saw them, what made me smile the most was their interaction with me. These fish are so friendly and sociable, my friends are fascinated with them. They are around about five inches at the moment and live very happily in my community tank, although they used to be alot more fish in the tank.
I havent replaced them as my two parrots are getting so big there would be no room left for the little guys!!.
Currently I have angels, tetras, catfish, clown loaches and a rope fish all living together quite peacfully. When I first brought them I found it very difficult to find any information on keeping these fish, but I have treated them no different to my other fish, they eat catfish pellets, tropical flakes, bloodworm and their own kind of cichlid food.
I would not hesitate to recommend these fish to anyone, they are very well natured and have a cheeky kind of wit about them, which makes them a conversation piece most dinner times.

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Claire - 2004-01-21
I had 2 of these little pinky orange heart shaped cuties but sadly both died due to bad advice and a parasite they had when i got them. But for the 8 weeks i had them before they died they were a pleasure to watch and like little people, very nosey and very playful especially when i was dusting the outside of the tank. I intend to get some more when i get a bigger tank.

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martin - 2003-09-21
Hi There i a 29 year old dude from Denmark. i bought one of those orange fatbodys 6 months ago. Its been all fun. I think the oriental fishmongers at the genetic research lab have included human dna in this little fellow.
Best wishes from Martin "Cpt. Meat" Miller

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Thana - 2003-09-02
I have 16 of these lovely parrots..... in my 4feet aquarium.I do not know much about fish when i got them about 18 months ago, but I loved their splendid colour and charm.... They love to play around and sometimes even tend to exhibit group kinda acts... like when they gang up against my poor chiclids which lastest about a week.... CAUTION they can be hostile when new species is introduced in their old habitat. A friend of mine says that i should have mixed them from the beginning... I do not know but now they all alone ALL 16 of them...

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Brizad - 2003-08-20
I currently own 2 of these fish, one being the pinkish/orange color, whose name is Bubbles. The other is actually a dark color with stripes along its side called Smiles. Bubbles is almost 3 inches long and Smiles is a little over 2 inches long. They actually seem to enjoy each others company and are always seen swimming with each other. Its almost like they keep playing tag with each other, or stop and stare at each other. I just love them and are a ton of fun to watch.

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