What Makes Blood Parrots So Unique

RonJ

I have seen Blood parrots with all kind fish. Fish I would not put my parrots with.

I have seen them in Flowerhorn tanks, Asian Crossback Arowana tanks, 4Bar IT and 3 Bar IT tanks, With texas Cichlids, with Dovii, With Jaguar Cichlids, With Red Devils...

Why? How even the ones with goofy mouth survive with so mega aggressors I wonder...

I have 3 Blood parrots and 2 Hybrids(With Red Devil). Once paired up they are aggressive but they do not inflict injury once a fish shows submission. My flowerhorn on the other hand will go take bites out of fishes if at all he is ever let in with any fish. But surprisingly he is okay with his mate a Hybrid blood parrot-reddevil.

Today I had to move the tank they live in, so I put them in the 60G tank my other pair live in with a divider. And here is the result. Couples trying to kill each other through the glass. Interestingly my FH is not as interested in the glass-fight as the parrots.

Participants are
Left Side
George : A goofy mouthed 5.5" true blood parrot male
Emily: A 4" normal mouthed Blood parrot hybrid(Either redevil or Convict latter is more likely as she is smaller in stature at just 3.5-4")

Right Side
Macaroni: A 5.5" Zhen Zhu Red Dragon FH Male
Sarah-II: A 6" Blood parrot Red-devil Hybrid

 

The fish adviser

Nothing they just look nice
 

tyguy7760

just out of curiousity... i'd like to hear chromedome52 's take on bloody parrots.
 

RonJ

just out of curiousity... i'd like to hear chromedome52 's take on bloody parrots.
I kind of know. He considers them disgustingly deformed. He said something similar when I said, one of my hybrids without mouth deformity looked rather slender and streamlined.
Oh chromedome52 also said they are actually red-devils with spinal deformity. But I wonder why there is a difference in temperament? Even in the ones with mouth that can close and take chunks of flesh out, their aggression as much as I have seen is only to warn.

I never seen one trying to kill anything. But my flowerhorn actually would kill anything he hates. In fact, even after the submissive fish goes into a corner and shows submission, he would keep biting it. I only saw it once, and I immediately removed him.

But after having seen 5 parrots(and one dead) I have never seen my parrots trying to kill. Many times, they mock charge to set the other guy straight instead of making body contact. I love them for that personality.

And I would love to hear what more chromedome52 has to say also. Nobody here on fishlore is as knowledgeable as him on Cichlids I reckon.
 

tyguy7760

Agreed. I've heard him say the same on his general opinion, but I'd be curious to hear his reasoning on the difference in temperament or perhaps there isn't one and we are creating one in our mind? Who knows.
 

RonJ

Agreed. I've heard him say the same on his general opinion, but I'd be curious to hear his reasoning on the difference in temperament or perhaps there isn't one and we are creating one in our mind? Who knows.
Unfortunately we still don't have that answer I wish others chip in too.
 

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