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parrot fish eggs

Postby blue_convicts » Fri May 02, 2008 6:39 pm

yesterday i went to clean out the tank.....
so i pulled out my parrot fish`pot and i saw these little spots inside of it, well needless to say they were eggs. So i put the pot back in really quick, and the stupid boy fish bit me.... but anyway.... they didn't eat them after that riot.... they aren't fungused eggs.... they look like they are fetile.... so hopefully they will hatch.... dad patrols the area and takes care of the eggs.... mom kind of got kicked out of the house.... but sometimes he will let her in....
I hope i get fry!!!
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Postby TheFishGuy » Fri May 02, 2008 6:50 pm

Are these real parrots?
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Postby dwarfpike » Fri May 02, 2008 10:13 pm

Yeah, are they? Got all excited when I first read it. But am guessing they are fake parrots ... not many have pots big enough for parrots ... just a guess though. Would love to see piccies of parrot eggs. Not fake parrot eggs though. :D
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Postby TheFishGuy » Fri May 02, 2008 11:15 pm

dwarfpike, you should see the size of some of the pots and clay pipes in the 800 :lol: Full grown oscars swim through them with ease :lol:

Sorry to derail blue_convicts...
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Postby dwarfpike » Fri May 02, 2008 11:17 pm

You DO know your 800 is the exception, right man?? RIGHT??? :lol:

But trying to be somewhat on track ... he said parrot fish instead of parrot cichlid, so am thinking blood parrot's.
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Postby TheFishGuy » Sat May 03, 2008 12:36 pm

Well seeing as we're the only two in this conversation I'm thinking you're right :lol:
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Postby Quintin » Sat May 03, 2008 1:17 pm

Whats the difference? Im a noob in terms of fish, maybe post me a picture of each?
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Postby dwarfpike » Sat May 03, 2008 4:46 pm

Quintin - http://www.cichlid-forum.com/profiles/s ... php?id=518 is the profile for the parrot cichlid ... sometimes called "true parrot" though I'm trying to lead the revolution to just call it the parrot cichlid!!! :D

Bloodparrot's are a manmade created fish, a mix of three species in a test tube orginally, though now are bred like normal cichlids. You can always google them, I dislike hybrids/trispecific fish so won't most links to them here. :lol:
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Postby Quintin » Sat May 03, 2008 5:22 pm

Thanks for the clarification on that.
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Postby LJ » Sat May 03, 2008 6:57 pm

Anyone know where to get parrot cichlids? I've never seen em' for sale.
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Postby TheFishGuy » Sat May 03, 2008 7:13 pm

Yes, I breed them.... Just kidding :lol: I wish I did, they're beautiful cichlids :thumb:

And Dwarfpike, I'm right there with ya :thumb:
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Postby dwarfpike » Sat May 03, 2008 7:19 pm

LJ - normally you have to special order them online ... they are very rare in nature to begin with, and hate each other so rarely do collectors find many at the same location. Hence their rarity and expense.

TFG - Heh ... too many pretty real cichlids ... but I think we might have scared off the OP with our parrot cichlid talk!! :lol:
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Postby blue_convicts » Sun May 04, 2008 7:16 pm

no they're blood parrots here's a pic....
http://s277.photobucket.com/albums/kk70 ... 401064.jpg
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Postby gage » Sun May 04, 2008 9:50 pm

less then 1% of male Blood parrots are fertile, the female will lay eggs and they will protect them, but fry is more then very unlikely.
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Postby blue_convicts » Mon May 05, 2008 4:39 pm

if they can't have babies i am going to put in my boy convict... he seems to breed with anything and everything...
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