Black spots on BP

Discussion in 'Parrot Cichlid' started by Andrew Sackett, Jul 20, 2014.

  1. Andrew Sackett

    Andrew SackettValued MemberMember

    I just got my BP and he has some black spots on him I pretty sure this is just from stress but I want to make sure it's nothing to worry about (he's a juvenile)
     
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    Andrew Sackett

    Andrew SackettValued MemberMember

    Bag is leaking

    So I just got a blood parrot and his bag is leaking, I put him in a bucket there is not enough water for him to swim so I tilted the bucket so u he could, so how do I acclimate him? Just pour half a cup of aquarium water in the bucket every 10 min?


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  3. hopeful fishWell Known MemberMember

    I would do 1/4 cup every 15. Keep in mind that the water you will be adding will be a different temperature from the bucket, so consider wrapping the bucket in some towels to keep it insulated and minimize temperature swings by taking it slowly. If you have an extra fish bag, use that instead.
     




  4. TKDennison

    TKDennisonValued MemberMember

    About how much water is left from his original bag?

    I use this method:

    Transfer fish and water into a gallon ziplock bag, wait until the temps equalize and then pour out about half his water and replace a coffee cup at a time every 10 min until the amount is replaced.

    Then pour out half and replace using the same method..I do this 4-5 times.


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    Andrew Sackett

    Andrew SackettValued MemberMember

    Ops don't mix it up with bristle nose pleco its a bloody parrot sorry


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    Andrew Sackett

    Andrew SackettValued MemberMember

    How long should I acclimate him for


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  7. FiscCyning

    FiscCyningWell Known MemberMember

    Can you upload a picture? That will help us out since "black spots" could be lots of different things.
     
  8. hopeful fishWell Known MemberMember

  9. Lyfeoffishing

    LyfeoffishingWell Known MemberMember

    I drip acclimate my fish for 1-3 hours depending what I am doing.
     
  10. Rivieraneo

    RivieraneoModeratorModerator Member

    Merged threads.
     
  11. Aquarist

    AquaristFishlore LegendMember





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