Thread: YAY!! Got my new Parrots!! :D
07-26-2013, 01:34 PM #1
YAY!! Got my new Parrots!! :D
At the cost of someone elses misfortune, I got my 2 new Blood Parrots! A guy at my local club had his 250g (which was 7 days old, and obviously not very well made) blow out all over his lounge floor so he had a heap of fish to rehome in a hurry, including 2 Blood Parrots. Managed to get both for $70, which is a steal considering I paid $80 for my original parrot. Yes fish prices in New Zealand are crazy.
I was worried my original parrot wouldn't except them as he always beats up the severums and he's a bit bigger than them, and I hovered around the tank like an anxious mother for an hour after I introduced them. I was pleasantly surprised! The 3 have now become inseparable. Severums are still enemy number 1 though.
Two new kids! They are just so cute. The one at the back had been pretty badly roughed up by a Lionhead Cichlid he had been keeping it with. I'm sure with clean water he'll heal up pretty quick.
Here's the wounded fellow.
07-26-2013, 01:40 PM #2
Wounded fellow again. I'm hoping his colour improves over time.
For good measure here's my original parrot. He wanted a photo too.
Old parrot above trying to do... something. Shows off the size difference! They don't seem to mind though, they're getting along like a house on fire.
07-26-2013, 01:44 PM #3
What pretty fish - thanks for posting! You are quite excited I see LOL46 gal fw tank with black skirt tetras, neon tetras, spotted corys, cherry barbs, otoclinus, snails & 4 amano shrimp - plastic & live plants
5 gal QT
Remember: Our job is to take care of the water our fish live in
07-26-2013, 01:47 PM #4
07-26-2013, 02:13 PM #5
So cool. Glad you found some. Two for 70 isnt that bad even compared to the states.
07-26-2013, 02:15 PM #6
Haha very excited!! Been wanting to get buddies from my parrot for ages as they are quite social but the ones in shops were all either TINY (like less than 2 inches compared to my 5 inch guy) or super expensive -- the only reason I ever had an $80 parrot in the first place was because he was a gift from my boyfriend.
Slaphppy don't even tell me how cheap they are where you come from!! I don't wanna know!!
EDIT: Thanks LadyGodiva! That makes me feel way better. Maybe I finally got one up on you USA-ers and your CHEAP prices! If I ever hear any of you complaining about something aquarium related being expensive I will come over there and slap you with a fish!
Last edited by Amelia; 07-26-2013 at 02:17 PM.
07-26-2013, 02:51 PM #7
07-26-2013, 06:00 PM #8
Lovely fish. Glad your guy has some new friends!My 75 gal Journal & My Dual 29 gal Journal
My 75 gal - Gold Pristella Tetras, Scissortail Rasboras, Neon Dwarf Rainbowfish, Longfin Leopard & Zebra Danios, Bristlenose Pleco
My Dual 29 gals - Left Tank - Diamond Tetras. Right Tank - Amano Shrimp
"Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass....it's about learning to dance in the rain"
07-26-2013, 11:46 PM #9
Thanks guys! Update from last night... I'm 99% sure my original parrot and one of the new parrots have paired up. They've dug a big hole in the corner and are defending it from the severums and the other parrot.
Kinda annoyed!! I just wanted them to all get along. Now the other poor little guy is being picked on.
07-27-2013, 12:14 AM #10
Well, so what is the solution now? More parrots?
At least you wont have to bother with fry. Males are supposedly infertile.