So a 40 gallon would be better for a blood parrot and how’s there personalityaussieJJDude said:A flowerhorn may be able to live in one, particularly if it's a short body.
As for the parrot, they grow big (over 6 inches) and in a 12 inch wide aquarium, a 55 gallon doesn't offer a lot of room. Its a lit better to use a 40 gallon breeder or a 75 gallon to ensure they have enough room.
I'm my option, yes.Foobie97 said:So a 40 gallon would be better for a blood parrot and how’s there personality
Hi! I am CaptainAquatics, wanna know where I got my name from? I have a blood parrot named Captain and he is my favorite fish. Captains is highly interactive with me and he is a pig when it come to eating. I also have a flowerhorn, who is also highly interactive. I am going to list some pros and cons of each of the fish, as well as tank size and diet:Foobie97 said:Awesome man ty
So a blood parrot or a flowerhorn can live in a 40CaptainAquatics said:Ok, I just looked at your profile and it says you don’t know about the nitrogen cycle. Ok, I am going to explain this in the simplest way I can, but please do research on it yourself as well. I would also like to cover general care of fish.
The nitrogen cycle:
The nitrogen cycle is basically the base foundation of any tank, without one, your tank crashes and your fish die. Pretty much what you are doing is cycling our tank (meaning letting it run empty with no fish in it for a month or two) and then adding fish. Durning that month you are building up a colony of beneficial bacteria, which helps keep your tank clean (keep in mind you can physically see this bacteria). The bacteria will break down the very harmful chemical ammonia (which is made when fish poop), to the less harmful nitrite, and then down to the least harmful nitrate. You then have to remove nitrate with water changes, which you have to do weekely. You should be changing about 50% of the water weekely. If you are on city water you will also have to get de-clorinator. You should have a heater installed to keep the tank at about 76 degrees farenheight, and have a large filter made for a big tank with carbon and zeolite in it, as well as some filter sponge to filterout any poop or debree. You will also have to test water weekely to make sure the water parameters are correct. PLEASE RESEARCH THIS TOPIC MORE, I am only giving a basic idea of what you need to do.
General care of fish-
Hi, here are some general care topics for keeping fish.
1. Weekely water changes of about 50%
2. Research the fish’s diet that you are getting, and get food acordingly
3. Watch for parasites like ich
4. Don’t go into this hobby exepting it to be easy or cheap. For a large tank like you want to get it WILL be EXPENSIVE. I once spent 50$ worth of fish food that was gone in a month.
5. Do your research on every fish you get
6. Take pet store employees info with a grain of salt, there are some pet stores that give generally good info, however most do not
If you have any questions please let me know.
Most likely the flowerhornCaptainAquatics said:Here is what I am going to say:
If you want a fish that has lots of personality, can eat from your hand, and can be taught several tricks, I would go for the Flowerhorn. The only downside is that you can't house them with anything other than plecos, however there are a few really cool plecos (I would recommend the blue phantom)
If you want a fish that can go with many other fish, gets a little bigger, and also has personality and a bit of a longer life span, I would go blood parrot. The only downside to blood parrots is that they are a bit harder to train, however you can train them with enough work. Blood parrots can also be house with more than just plecos, you could do a few different fish.
Which fish do you think you will pick?