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candy or bubblegum parrot fish

Discussion in 'Fish and Aquarium - all types' started by munnnzie, Jul 8, 2005.

  1. munnnzie

    munnnzie New Member

    I have 6 of these in my 55 gallon aquarium now and need some information on them. Anything will do. I just got them because my son has some and they seem to have personality, and fun to watch. Now I have them and I found lots of babies in there and the mom and dad are guarding them and go after the other fish which are 4 red velvet swords and 2 quami's. The pet shop said they could be together. I have been searching the net but can't find anything pertinant to these fish. All I come up with is ths blood parrot. Do I need anthing special in the tank. Rocks ect. What do I have to do with the babies? Hope I did this right.
    :roll: :lol:
  2. M_wm

    M_wm New Member

    Oh yeah Your going to have tons of problems. Blood parrots are agressive fish. Mine always flares at my convict and they face off with each other. I cant imagine 6 in a 55gallon along with a sword who has some how not been eaten. I would just leave the babies with the parrots.
  3. kc5gvn

    kc5gvn New Member

    Hi munnnzie, Candy, Bubblegum or Jellybean Parrot Fish are all the same fish just different names. They are a hybrid breed of Red Parrot and Convict Cichlid. They are treated inhumainly. When they are young they are dipped into a solution that strips the protective slime coating off of them. Then they are dipped into a dye to color their skin, and then dipped into another solution to help restore the slime coating. In time the colors will fade and they will be kind of a dull grey. Also, as M_wm stated, they are agressive and should not be kept with Swords and Gouramis.
  4. M_wm

    M_wm New Member

    I have a non dyed parrot and i wouldnt have it any other way. Dyeing fish is so dumb its not even funny.
  5. Trickster

    Trickster New Member

    Its a horrible process, dying fish, some are injected :(. other methods are used aswell. Yea, anyway, leave the babies there like said, aggressive fish etc... especially not to be kept with gouramis. Gouramis are very territorial fish, if it trys to fend off a parrot from its territory, it will get its butt whooped. If you get lucky (Like i did with a goruami and convicts) then its fine. SO how big are all the parrots? Full sized? And if you want the babies to survive then add lots of hiding places, cuz some of the parrots might start looking at them as lunch.
  6. dude412

    dude412 New Member

    yes just leave the bp babies in there i have one to hes awesome hes all natural and a bp could whip a gourami.
  7. Trickster

    Trickster New Member

    yea, when i said that i did mean that a bp would wip the gourami, you just misread it.
  8. Fish Addict

    Fish Addict New Member

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