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hybridd23
05-15-2008, 10:42 PM
I have 1 Blood Parrot that I have had for 3 weeks now in a community tank. I am currently feeding the tank Tetramin Tropical flakes, blood worms, shrimps, and sinking wafers. Do I also need to feed the cichlid pellets or flakes instead of the Tetramin Tropical Flakes? And can the other small fish eat the cichlid pellets and flakes?

The Blood Parrot is only eating the flakes at the bottom of the tank and are ignoring the bloodworms and shrimps, so I just wanted to add more nutrition from the cichlid flakes and pellets for it. I am just worried the other fish are not suppose to eat cichlid flakes and pellets.

I have other fish such as cardinal tetras, pristella tetras, balloon mollies, rummy nose tetras, cory cats, and border loaches.

grannylvsfish
05-15-2008, 10:52 PM
wow mine eat everything! pellets, worms, brine shrimp, anything but flake. he loves crisps though. pellets won't hurt the other fish.

derekp
05-15-2008, 11:30 PM
Mine eat everything as well. Every time I buy a neons I always lose a couple. I feed them to my pair of blood parrots and they suck them right up. You could try feeder guppies or feeder shrimp for your parrot.

AquatiCreations
05-15-2008, 11:40 PM
Keep feeding him on that diet,you cant go wrong.I have one as big as my hand.

Lupin
05-15-2008, 11:57 PM
How big is it? I'd be worried about it turning your other fish into its meal.

As far as food is concerned, blood parrots are omnivores so anything provided is fine.

hybridd23
05-16-2008, 6:50 AM
Thanks for all the advice everyone! My blood parrot is only 3" large, it hasn't really bothered any of the other fish yet. It also hasn't disturbed the 1 month old mollies either, but I'm probably just lucky for now = ) Hopefully it will stay that way haha.

AquatiCreations
05-16-2008, 10:52 AM
How big is it? I'd be worried about it turning your other fish into its meal.

As far as food is concerned, blood parrots are omnivores so anything provided is fine.


He is about 6 inches long now.(Tip to tail) And i put a dozen neons in there and he did eat the ones he could catch. So no more small fish :lipssealedsmilie:

grannylvsfish
05-16-2008, 12:26 PM
mine is about 6 to 7 inches as well. he is a nice big boy, loves feeder guppy fry, well if I could throw them in that is :lol: I did once, I felt to sad about it to do it again " yet"

mostlycichlids
05-16-2008, 12:42 PM
I like to have my cichlids on a good staple food and supplement on ocassion with live or frozen treats. I feed my fish NLS (New Life Spectrum)

Lupin
05-16-2008, 8:39 PM
He is about 6 inches long now.(Tip to tail) And i put a dozen neons in there and he did eat the ones he could catch. So no more small fish :lipssealedsmilie:
But you also have the cardinals and rummy-nose and I would classify them "fit in the mouth".