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Re: other fish with parrots..
Mr. Bandit - you need to work on your rants; not enough explanation marks, capital letters or upper case number symbols.
If you must keep blood parrots (rant coming...) (EW YUCK!!! ugly @%^#*% hybrids), then I would suggest well armored unaggressive catfish. In my limited experience observing them (never had them), as they get bigger, they attempt to be aggressive. They have a red devil personality with a jurupari ability to inflict actual damage. More like being pecked to death or bumped into like a koi. (I'm guessing there is great variation in personality... is the Midas complex stronger in it? Or is the Severum complex stronger in it?? [if indeed that is the parentage]) Probably as capable a piscivore as an jurupari as well - they'll just try harder!
Are you sure you wouldn't rather have 4 or 5 severums? I'd suggest the real parrot cichlid (Hoplarchus psittacus) but I don't think even two would fit in your tank.
And always remember, waterchanges are your best friend!
Just noticed this was in the African thread - Parrots are definitely New World Fish. (Americas)
Last edited by Botiadancer; 02-28-2014 at 06:51 PM.