Can I Add A Blood Parrot Cichlid? Question

  1. AquaNoob Member Member

    My tank seems understocked.
    (I haven't gotten rid of the GloFish Tetras yet)
    10x glofish tetra
    2x angelfish
    and like 1 hiding spot.
    Tank Stuff
    Nitrates 40
    bad things 0 (Ammonia, chlorine, nitrite)
    Hard water
    pH 6.8-7.2
    55 gallon
    Temp - 80 sometimes 82 degrees F
     
  2. Planted Aquatics Member Member

    I'd say go ahead, your stocking level would still be around 86%.
     

  3. Fanatic Well Known Member Member

    Have you been wanting to get one?
    I suggest looking up everything there is to know about BP's before buying one.
     
  4. sweendog87 Member Member

    Cool fish choice just do it and if ya get rid of the glofish get another one or something else you like
     

  5. AquaNoob Member Member

    I've been researching everything I can find about this breed of fish, and they seem extensively cute and easy to care for. What are some other fish to bring it to 100%? I'm thinking of adding a DG and then some Red Cherry shrimp.
    Also thanks for the advice.
     
  6. Anders247 Fishlore Legend Member

    I wouldn't do a blood parrot, a few pearl gouramis would be better, imo.
     
  7. AquaNoob Member Member

    i do not agree with your opinion
     

  8. Fanatic Well Known Member Member

    Yeah, that'd be better. A Blood Parrot might not work out for his stocking.

    You have to know when to agree, even if you want one, it wouldn't be right for the stocking you have. If you put an incompatible fish with your others, you are risking one or all of their lives.

    These are the things that come with fishkeeping, you can't always get, or have all the fish you like in one tank. Multiple tanks, with your other favorite fish is fine.

    I suggest you get a few Pearl Gouramis, and not the BP's.
     
  9. Anders247 Fishlore Legend Member

    Why are you asking questions, then, if you already know what you are going to do?
     
  10. Fanatic Well Known Member Member

    I'm just going to make this statement visible.
    If you really want a BP, you just need to change your stock. If you want one, why not get one when it's compatible.
    Without the tetras, you'd be making it easier to getting one.
     

  11. FishFish221 Well Known Member Member

    Blood parrots are also very aggressive (but can't really show it because of their distorted mouths). You also wouldn't really want any tankmates with a blood parrot in a 55 gallon (you might be able to get some if you had a larger tank).
     
  12. Stephen Hiatt Well Known Member Member

    Look into a King Kong Blood Parrot over a normal one. They have a much deeper orange, and a better shape than normal BPs. They're worth the extra money in my opinion.

    King Kong Parrot (KKP)
     
  13. Fanatic Well Known Member Member

    That definitely couldn't work with the OP's stocking.
     
  14. Stephen Hiatt Well Known Member Member

    Why is that?
     
  15. Fanatic Well Known Member Member

    Didn't you read the posts above?
    It's wiser to stay away from a BP in this tank with those fish.

    Again, Pearl Gouramis would be much better.
     
  16. Stephen Hiatt Well Known Member Member

    They aren't aggressive, and they don't get big enough to eat the tetras, so I don't see a problem with adding one.
     
  17. TexasDomer Fishlore Legend Member

    I think you could try adding a BP and see how it goes. It might work out.

    Can you take a pic of your tank? You might want to add decor to add more breaks in the lines of sight, so fish can hide if they need to.
     
  18. Fanatic Well Known Member Member

    They are hybrids from the original BP.
    If you can't add a BP, you can't believe to add a hybrid of the actual fish.
     
  19. Stephen Hiatt Well Known Member Member

    KKBPs are just higher quality Blood Parrots. They aren't a BP hybrid.
     
  20. AquaNoob Member Member

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    Pearl Gouramis are dumb expensive, also if not the BP find me another fish with personality.