I am wanting to get some Blood Parrots, and was wondering what size tank would be appropriate for these fish
it really depends on the tank size. when i got my first blood parrot i had him in a 20 gallon, and he hardly grew at all. Then I inherited a 75 gallon and he really shot up in size quick. But it was gradual, so I didn't really notice how quickly he had grown until I went to the pet store and the baby blood parrots looked tiny lol. According to Wikipedia: Adult fish can grow to a length of 8–10 inches (20–25 centimeters) and reach an age of 10 years or older. My largest one (given to me) is about 4 or 5 inches and I have no idea how old she is.. But my the first blood parrot I ever bought (probably about 3 or 4 years) is only about half an inch less than her.. haha sorry I'm blabing on and on :P
Plastic weighted plants, large rocks, possibly driftwood. Formations of rock are utilized as caves and hiding places. Like many cichlids, the more places they have to hide results in them being less timid and shy. Medium-sized gravel. Aim for softer or smoother gravel, as they like to dig. Live plants will not be torn by Blood Parrots, but other cichlid tankmates may rip them up. Longer tank vs. taller tank is less of an issue, as Blood Parrots will utilize most of the space given to them. Cichlids are generally rather messy fish and require at least 30% water change once a week. Lighting should be low to moderate.
What's the minimum tank size preferably to keep a single parrot fish
Parrot cichlids, what size tank
Blood Parrot's can sometimes reach sizes up to 10 inches, so an adequate sized aquarium is a must. I recommend no less than 42 gallons (36Lx18Hx15xW) for 2-3 parrots. Anything smaller just will not do for an adult Parrot Cichlid. These fish need plenty of room to establish territories. Taller tanks don't really benefit Parrots because they tend to hide among the rocks and driftwood on the bottom. The bigger the tank the better. Once you get over a 55 gallon tank, one fish per 10 gallons should be sufficient room for each.The members of this forum have come together to share our knowledge and experiences of fish keeping. We want to answer your questions, offer advice and fill the galleries with pictures of the fish we have all grown to love.
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Registration is FREE and very easy! When you register, you'll have instant access to.... Adult Parrot fish can reach 10 inches. Most males though will average 7-8 inches and females a bit smaller averaging around 6-7 inches. You should make sure they have ample swimming areas with clay pots or caves. Rocks and driftwood would complete a comfortable tank set up as they love to have places to hide. Water temperature should be maintained between 76-80°F. PH should be around 6.5-7.4. A smooth small sized gravel or sand is ideal. They are a hardy, undemanding fish that only require room to swim, compatible tank mates and good healthy foods in order to be happy. With the heavy bio load of Parrots, it is essential that you have good .Cichlid Fight 11/28/07 Hello Crew, I currentlyhave 55g tank with 2 red parrots, 2 Severums and Pleco. My largerparrot is becoming extremely aggressive and I feel like my Severumsunder big stress all the time. I tried to add few danios(4) as a ditherfish, but all cichlids just ignoring them (probably because of theirsmall size). Could it be helpful to add few rainbows fish or giantDanios? Do I have space for them? Should I decrease temperature( I have80F. Little high, but my Severums get ich easily)? Thank you, Mark