I have been feeding my parrots 2 times a day. The fish keeper i bought them from had recomended that schedule. Is that the norm for blood parrots? i give them high quality pellets and krill twice a week. The rest of the time i feed them flakes, and shelled peas. Any one care to comment on this schedule?
Blood Parrot Cichlid Fish Care FAQs: Frequently Asked
Blood Parrots like having little "dither-fish" around. They probably figure that as long as the little schooling fish aren't scared, there are no threats.
Blood Parrot Care Sheet - Parrot Cichlid
Another area of concern about the blood parrot is its ability to feed. Many experts claim that due to this fish's beak shaped mouth, the blood parrot is unable to eat from the surface. This is not always the case. It really depends on how "deformed" the blood parrot's "beak" is. It seems that the younger blood parrots are less deformed than the older specimens. It seems that the blood parrot grows more deformed as it ages. Whatever the case, care should still be taken when feeding this fish. The blood parrot will readily accept most foods like flake foods, shrimp pellets, brine shrimp, blood worms, tubifex worms and chopped beef heart. The problem lies with the blood parrot's ability to compete with other fish for food. Often the blood parrot has to swim into its food just to eat.
Apr 21, 2011 - Blood Parrots Facts and Care
A hybrid of different, unknown South American cichlids, the blood parrot was first introduced in the mid-1980s. Like many other South American cichlids, these fish are fairly shy and docile with the right tank mates. Their care requirements are also similar to that of other South American cichlids.The Red Parrot cichlid fish is a super personable fish. Learn about how to care for your red parrot cichlid. We discuss how to properly set up a Blood Parrot cichlid aquarium fish tank, Talk about what to feed, what tankmates work and how many to keep in an aquarium. Join us in a video explaining the fading process and how to raise a Red parrot fish from juvenile to adulthood.