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Old 06-23-2011, 06:54 PM   #1
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...Blood Parrot Eggs...

so my girlfriend noticed that there were eggs on my 55gals' substrate... didnt have any idea that my blood parrots would mate, more importantly i didnt know the sexes of my blood parrots... one BP ive had for 4 months or so now, and the other i just bought about a month ago... the female is pretty big compared to the male... the female is probably 4 inches and the male maybe 2... i dont really know how to take care of the eggs as i had no intentions on breeding anything! im assuming its just going to end up fish food because i really wasnt planning on breeding, sorta a survival of the fittest type deal... kinda wierd that last night i noticed my angel fish dropped eggs in my 20gal on the filter, and those eggs are gone already... just thought id share, any comments are welcome!
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Old 06-23-2011, 07:17 PM   #2
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It's funny since everyone thinks blood parrots are sterile, males have a high rate of being sterile but females are fertile. They are good parents as well, so if they eggs are fertilized the parents will guard the fry. Good luck and let us know if you see babies, remember just cause you see eggs doesn't mean they're fertilized.
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ill let you know, but ive read that its kinda rare or at least its unlikely that they actually fertilize... i guess they begin to turn into a white fuzz or something and then the parents eat them... i know you cant believe all you see and read on the internet but it was the first thing ive read about it and then i just jumped on these ol trusty forums to chat with you guys...
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