Parrot Chichlid

Sammyboi1993

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Today is was at my Local Fish Store and i came across what was labeled as a Bloody parrot but unlike all the pictures on here this one was a blacky/grey colour but im not sure weather to get one, im moveing all my guppys and Tetra's into a 20 gallon and im not sure if theyd have enough room in a 35 gallon, any ideas?
 

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The black/grey coloring is the coloring of juv. parrot cichlids. I currently have one in my tank but he's a more brown/ grey I'll try to get a picture of him after I get off work tonight.


EDIT: Oh and they get VERY large so a 35 gallon tank would be pushing it. I have three in a 50 gal and they are all still VERY small, like smaller than they usually have in a pet store. And I plan to bump them up to a larger tank soon.
 
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thats a juvie they have those brown/black/gray colors until they grow up....35g cannot house a parrot as they get the size of a softball...and do much better with a pair or more
 

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Good morning Sammy,

I'm so glad you're doing your research first before making any purchases. It will save you a lot of heartache.

I agree with the above posters that 55g or more would be more appropriate to house the Bloody Parrots. My largest at the moment is almost 9x6. They love to be with other members of their own kind, at least 1 buddy if not more. They are a wonderful species!

If you have more questions don't hesitate to ask

Ken
 
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Well I Don't think ill be buying one then Are Their any other Chichlids that would be okay in my size tank? In a few days im moveing my guppys and mollies into a seperate tank. Thanks Sam
 

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Hi Sammy,
See if the link above helps you any. I'm sure you'll get more responses.
Ken
 

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Well I Don't think ill be buying one then Are Their any other Chichlids that would be okay in my size tank? In a few days im moveing my guppys and mollies into a seperate tank. Thanks Sam
according to your info, you already have 2 parrots, rbs, loaches, rams, gouramis, & headstanders..(not sure what those are lol) is this the same tank thats 33g or do you have another tank?
 

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I'm pretty sure most cichlids are too large for that size tank, plus they like to have many of their kind in the same tank. I believe there are some dwarf variety of africans but I think they still get pretty large.
 

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theres not many africans (if any at all ) that will tolerate a 33g tank..they are just too agressive..even the smaller ones
 
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