Would one work in a 40g breeder? I know they can get up to 8 inches.
I think you could do a pair in a 40g.
How about a blood parrot and a firemouth.
No I wouldn't do a pair of Firemouths and blood parrots that could start problems or even in s I wouldn't consider it. They are both territorial and very aggressive it's one or the other.
Well I have a juv blood parrot in my 30g right now I impulse bought. (1.5inches) can't have anything over a 40g tank in apartment so that's next step is the 40 breeder. I suppose a convict would bicker with him too? Not really looking to do a pair.
Otherwise was thinking a school of 10-15x Buenos Aires Tetra with the one parrot.
Hmm not sure, @Anders247 would know or @tyguy7760 or @TexasDomer will know!
I would keep it at one. I have a pair in a 90g and they are at about 4 inches each. I have a JD with them but not sure if he will have to move-still a juvenile. I also have baby clown loach (5 for now) as I was infested with snails. The current stocking is juvenile so not truly worried. Your blood parrot will probably interact with you and doesn't necessarily need anyone else, imo.
I definitely would not put a convict in with him. In fact I would not put any other cichlids in with him. I'd upgrade to the 40b as soon as possible because the minimum for a blood parrot is really 55 gallons. Though a 40b has more square footage but lacks a bit in length. A 40b will give the parrot a nice home for many years until it maxes out. I'd look at getting a nice hardy catfish or two for the bottom (hoplo cats would be good) and a school of dithers
I agree with tyguy.
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