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cocoa_pleco
04-16-2007, 11:33 PM
well, i got a better idea.

For my new empty 33g, im gonna put in a blood parrot. Theyre minimum tank size is 30g, so would i be able to keep 2, or is that too much?

Lady Hobbs
04-16-2007, 11:35 PM
Not large enough for even one. They grow to 8 inches.

How about turning it into a dwarf cichlid tank?

cocoa_pleco
04-16-2007, 11:49 PM
thats what i was thinking. i want a variety of small cichlids if i cant have a couple of larger cichlids

what small ones will work for it besides kribs or rams? The auratus is in a different tank

Rue
04-16-2007, 11:50 PM
I dunno...it would be a bit of a tight fit...but with some overfiltration...you might be able to...

...or get one and a couple of smaller cichlids...

I haven't found the blood parrots to be that active...unless I've just always caught them while they're napping...

If you get them, make sure you let us know how they are...

They're still on my short list for my big tank...

cocoa_pleco
04-16-2007, 11:55 PM
my doctor has a 20g with 10, yes 10 blood parrots. Ive been meaning to tell him hes overstocked, but all of them are healthy and happy. I may just get one for the 33g. I have the largest aquaclear, and am getting another filter to go with it so i should be fine