Thread: Feeding a blood parrot
02-21-2014, 02:14 AM #1
Feeding a blood parrot
I love my blood parrot's. I have had them for 2 1/2 years now. I feed them once a day in the morning. They are each about 6 inches from mouth to end of caudal fin. It is kinda sad that their mouths are somewhat deformed because it prevents them from feeding properly imo. The floating pellets don't work. It's like watching children bob for apples. The flakes will work to some degree, as well as some sinking pellets. My question is, what other types of food should I be feeding these guys? I think their mouths prevent them from scarfing just anything I put in the tank. Thank you in advance.
IMG_0032.jpg55g truvue tank with built in wet/dry filtration. Carib sea white sand, lots of rock. Blood parrots, gold severum, small buttekofri tillapia, jaguar catfish, chinese algea eater
55g truvue tank " ". with red rocks. Home to Geophagus Jurupari, bleeding heart tetras, albino cory cats, albino tiger barbs, and a pleco.
02-21-2014, 10:14 AM #2
Hi, I also have 5 BP and really they are lovable and cute. But i never had this problem with them.. Mine's eat whatever i feed them without a problem. I feed them with varied diet like floating pellets, Flakes, Sinking granules, Spirulina pellets, blood worms and Shrimps...
I don't know if you tried it or do it beforehand.. Soak the food in tank water for a minute and then feed it, it will be easier to eat for them then.
02-24-2014, 08:17 PM #3
I have 2 BP too. One is a year and a half, one is some time older (about 3 and 4 inch respective). NEVER have I had trouble feeding them. Especially pellets. I have many different sized and flavor pellets. It is really fun to watch them eat them, they chomp like a cow and their gills puff out when they do. Hell I even break up the soft noodle dog food sometimes for a treat. They go mental. LOL Are you perhaps feeding too much that your not admitting? No competition? They can eat them but are fussy? There's got to be a reason for you because BP can physically eat pellets.55 Gallon community tank.
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