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dirty_20_mike
05-01-2005, 08:53 AM
Right now i have 1 Male Pink Convict, 2 Bloody Parrots i think 1 is male and 1 is female, 1 Oscar not sure what kind of oscar i think a tiger oscar, 1 Red Devil, and 1 Texas Cichlid. But im about to get rid of the oscar and im trying to get rid of the red devil but i dont know if these fish will get alon when they get bigger...... Can someon help?

crazyfishlady
05-01-2005, 10:54 AM
get rid of the oscar, the devil & the texas.
The 2 BPs & the convict should be OK for a long time in the 55 gallon. I have read, however that BPs can get to 11" long. So even those may become a problem, but I think you have a few years. My orange BP is about 3 years old now & only about 6 - 7" TL.

dirty_20_mike
05-03-2005, 01:55 PM
ty right now ihave just gotten rid of the oscar and the convict and got a bala shark but im still trying to get rid of the red devil.

My biggest bp is blue he is about 3 inchs he pretty kool and my other bp is just a regular bp he is about 2 inches they get along alright.

punkypuffer
05-03-2005, 02:15 PM
did you know that the "blue" blood parrot was artificially and inhumanely dyed? please, don't buy anymore "painted" fish :)

dirty_20_mike
05-03-2005, 02:24 PM
Im aware of that
But can you naturally get them like that?

And if i didnt get him it wouldnt have done him any good he would have wasted away.

punkypuffer
05-03-2005, 03:30 PM
those fish cannot be "naturally" produced like that. they are painfully injected with dye.

the thing is, you, and everyone else who buys them, give the store your money, which in turn leads them to order more of these fish. if people got more educated on what they are buying, no one would buy them, so the stores wouldn't order them, so they would stop producing them. it starts with each purchase and works it's way up. www.deathbydyeing.org

punkypuffer
05-03-2005, 03:33 PM
please keep in mind, i am not trying to be mean or anything to you, i'm just educating you on what really goes on.

i have nothing against the blood parrots though

queenbee
05-03-2005, 03:35 PM
the man at the pet shop where i live said they get their color from the fish food.:confused:

punkypuffer
05-03-2005, 03:40 PM
hah, that's a man with misinformation who's probably just trying to sell you one. that's very sad. check out www.deathbydyeing.org and you'll read about the truth behind it.

the red ones are usually a natural color, as long as it isn't in with an easter basket of colored ones, or if the tag says "jelly bean" or anything like it.

dirty_20_mike
05-04-2005, 04:56 PM
ooh ooh ooh so punky puffer right now i have to BPs in a 55 gallon right and i think the biggest one is a male and the other a female so all i have to do to get natural jellybeans is to put my female convict in with them and let them spawn?

punkypuffer
05-04-2005, 05:07 PM
hmm, don't know about that one *shrug*. i have no idea how to produce them. some say they are a convict/midas, some say severum/midas.... no idea though.

the male bps are almost always infertile, though, so it's hard for most to get them to spawn

dirty_20_mike
05-04-2005, 06:41 PM
oh ok ty

DatDude
05-18-2005, 06:28 PM
mike witch part in florida do u live?

dirty_20_mike
05-18-2005, 07:45 PM
Orlando