Parrot Cichlid Tank Mates

  1. Princethepurplebetta

    Princethepurplebetta Valued Member Member

    Hi guys! We're looking to restock our 80gallon tank soon. The tank only has 1 fish left in it. She is a 19 year old parrot cichlid. Her mate passed away a few months ago and we rehomed our green terror due to it being overly aggressive. Any suggestions for tank mates?

    Tank:
    80gallons
    Live plants
    77 Degrees (+or-1 degree)
    Sand mixed with some gravel
    2 caves
     
  2. AquaticJ

    AquaticJ Well Known Member Member

    You mean a real Parrot, Hoplarchus psittacus???
     
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    Princethepurplebetta

    Princethepurplebetta Valued Member Member

    Oops haha. I mean a Blood parrot!
     
  4. AquaticJ

    AquaticJ Well Known Member Member

    Wow, if its really 19 years old, I’m impressed. To answer your question, if you’re sure it’s female, a lot of male South American Cichlids. Convicts (I’ve actually seen those two fish make hybrids), Red Devil, Redhead Cichlid, Firemouth, Severums. Also, I found the picture I took of the Parrot/Convict mix that was donated to us, along with the mom Parrot and 4 other hybrids.
     

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    Princethepurplebetta

    Princethepurplebetta Valued Member Member

    Haha im surprised she's lasted 19 years. And defiantly a female. She makes a nest and lays eggs every year :)
    And thanks! I will do some research on those guys and pick out some!