Hi guys! I think my blood parrot cichlid really needs to calm down. He used to be incredibly shy and barely ate anything but once I put him into the main tank and introduced him to the other fish he revealed that he had a really great personality. He became curious and super friendly and has been so for months. Now though, while he's still pretty friendly, he's starting to get bolder than he should be. First of all when I put in my new otocinclus catfish the other day after quarantining them for two weeks he immediately starting chasing one of them. He gets along fine with the 8 corys and betta he lives with and now he's completely leaving the otos alone although they do blend in pretty well. I think he'd get along well for the most part with most other fish I'd put in there but I'm a bit concerned he might hurt or at least badly stress the tiny neon tetras, zebra danios, white clouds and guppies I'm eventually planning on putting in there. Because of that I'm actually considering going with my original plan and creating a medium sized cichlid tank so long as he can hold his own. I just don't know if he'd get singled out since blood parrots aren't aggressive for the most part. In any case that's a decision for another time. What's much more important is that he's started biting me. It doesn't really hurt but sometimes he does it with a lot of enthusiasm so I have concerns about what he could do as he gets larger plus it's making it a little difficult to do reach in there and adjust plants and decorations. Are they capable of breaking skin at all? I've actually been trying to tame him so I can hand feed him and pet him someday. I've gotten him to come up to my hand and he has no problem doing that now but I haven't gotten him to take food from it yet. Would continuing to offer food make him more gentle or would it make the problem worse? Is there any way to mellow him out a little?