Blood Parrot cichlid? - Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care

Good day! I was checking the site to look for similar problem as myparrot fish, Some are same but no mention of the weird way of droplanding and staying on the ground nesting-like attitude. About 5 yearsago my friend gave me a blood parrot, because he has this heart shapetail and its really cute. At first I thought it would be extra burdento care for fish because I don't know much about them compared todogs where in I have 4. So far over the years he was alright, but lastJune he got really sick. I could tell because he has this while cottonlike around his fins and he doesn't swim much. He stays on theground, doesn't eat and struggles to swim up to the surface just tocatch some air. H also swims upside down, also probably common toparrot fish when they really sick. So I got really worried, went to apet store and bought this SERA BAKTOPUR. I changed the water andtreated it with the Baktopur, after 2 days I changed the water againthen treated it. I stopped the treatment as per instructed by the boxlabel then two days after I just changed it to clean water. He wasalright after a month, he was back again! He plays with me. Again whenI stick the food to my finger he would slightly surface up to get it onmy finger tip. So that's his past. Just recently, like 4 days ago,I noticed that he stays on the ground a lot, he swimming is funnybecause he just swims around for a second then drops to the ground likehe couldn't do a perfect landing. This is really really weird. Heeats fine, still plays with my finger when I'm feeding him. If Ipass by the aquarium he recognized me though and swims to the corner,so other than the swimming problem and the bad ground landing he isfine. I just want to treat it before it gets worse or progress to morescary disease. Please HELP

How To Care For Blood Parrot Cichlids | Blood Parrot Fish

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 Parrot - Page 2 - Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care 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.