Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by Andrew Sackett, Jul 20, 2014.

  1. Andrew Sackett

    Andrew SackettValued MemberMember

    I'm planning on getting a blood parrot from a big chain store today because MLFS does not carry them, and I was wondering if a 5 gallon is big enough to to put him in before he goes into the main tank I'm not sure of the 5 gallon is cycled yet I've been dropping flakes in for the last couple of weeks and I have old filter media in there I could test the water, so should I put him in my main tank just by looking to see if there's and signs of illness or observe him in the 5 gallon if it is cycled?

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  2. Lyfeoffishing

    LyfeoffishingWell Known MemberMember

    You could always ask your LFS to order them for you. Mine ordered kuhli loaches for me even before I needed them and they are already selling some.
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    Andrew Sackett

    Andrew SackettValued MemberMember

    Forgot to mention the blood parrot is very small right now

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  4. Blueszz

    BlueszzWell Known MemberMember

    How small is very small?
    A 5 gallon minus sand/gravel and decoration (hiding spots) will be less than 5 gallon, and 5 gallon is small for a BP, even when they are let's say 1 inch. The are messy fish and pollute a lot.
    If you need something for quarantine you might want to look at something bigger, for instance a big storage container, bucket etc.
    For a one inch parrot I wouldn't use anything smaller than 10 gallon to be honest, not because of the size of the fish but because they are very messy :)

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