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Old 03-26-2014, 10:35 AM   #1
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Little advice needed about parrot cichlids ? :)

My mum has just purchased a 54L / 14 gallon large round fish tank , and she wants to get a parrot cichlid would that be fine or is the tank small for this type of fish , she wouldn't be adding no other big fish with the parrot cichlid just a couple of smaller fish would this be okay ?
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Old 03-26-2014, 11:01 AM   #2
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Or what about a dwarf cichlid if the parrot cichlid would grow too big?
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Old 03-26-2014, 11:13 AM   #3
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Iv never kept parrots but I believe that 14 gal is way to small for parrots I'd stick to small community fish
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Old 03-26-2014, 11:17 AM   #4
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Iv never kept parrots but I believe that 14 gal is way to small for parrots I'd stick to small community fish

Thanks my mums gutted now lol she had her heart set on one lol
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Old 03-26-2014, 12:10 PM   #6
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I think you need a bigger tank
There are a lot of considerations, not just space
Can't blame your mum, parrots are amazing
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Old 03-26-2014, 12:43 PM   #7
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Yeah she said she will keep the one she's just got for the mean time and then props upgrade cause she loves them lol thanks for the help x
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Old 03-26-2014, 01:50 PM   #8
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Upgrade to a 30-40 gallon and you can get one, sadly mine died a couple of months ago I'm deciding if I should get another for my cichlid tank or a different type of cichlid.
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Old 03-26-2014, 03:10 PM   #9
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I have three

in my 55G. Two are about a year old and I added a young one about a month ago. The two older ones are about 5 inches long already and growing. My LFS has an elderly 8 year old. Lovely but almost 9 inches!! So your going to need s p a c e. I did however house the two older ones in a 20G, but only for a short time till I got one of my 55's up and running. They were about 1 1/2 inch when I got them. I just love these guys. They have taken to pecking me when my hand is in the tank. No eggs or such, just a peck and run game! LOL Here is a pic of my 1 year old.
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Just a warning, don't put anything smallish in there that's slow swimming. It will become food. I learned the hard way lol.
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