Thread: Red Parrot Fish
08-10-2012, 07:39 PM #1
Red Parrot Fish
My 75 gallon tank has finished its fishless cycle. On Monday I am getting 3 baby red parrot fish. They are about an 1.5 inches. I was thinking of getting a pleco for a tanmate, but I was wonder what other fish I can get instead of the pleco?Roll the Dice!
08-10-2012, 08:30 PM #2
Skip the plec,just poop machines really. Have you considered making the tank parrot fish dominant? In a 75 gal you could keep 8 of these wonderful fish. I have a 55 gal with 6 of them and 4 silver dollars and its my favorite tank out of them all.
08-10-2012, 08:32 PM #3
I have 5 in my 55 gallon with 3-bristlenose.
I consider my tank stocked full. Smaug has some of those of the smaller species but 4 of mine are a pretty good size. One is my runt and he's about 5".
But they are wonderful fish to keep with tetra's.
Last edited by Lady Hobbs; 08-10-2012 at 08:35 PM.
08-10-2012, 09:50 PM #4
Thanks great. I was hoping to make it a parrot tank, but wasn't sure how many was too many so i figured i would get 3 to be safe. Now I am going to get 6!!! I would still like another kind of fish or 2. How about 2 pearl gourami? if I was the only one veiwing the tank i would be happy with just parrots but i have to keep everyone happy and they would like just a little variety.Roll the Dice!
08-10-2012, 10:05 PM #5
Research silver dollars. They are a very pretty fish and look very interesting when they reach full size. They have a good temperment to be kept with bp as well. 2 of my bp are 7 inches,2 of them about 4 or 5 inches and 2 of them are a small 3 inch variety. My 55 is overstocked but I do huge water changes.
08-10-2012, 11:46 PM #6
Roger that. The LFS has them too, I take a closer look at the silver$$. Last I checked the silvers were priced @ $10 ea...ouch. Guess big tank=big budget lolRoll the Dice!