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Old 12-10-2011, 04:08 PM   #1
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Hi, I just joined the site. I joined because I recently got a new fish. He's a blood red parrot cichlid and he's named Winstin. I can't get him to come out of his little cave, and he doesn't seem to like the LED light. I read that they're suppose to be very friendly fish that get attached to their owners, and if anyone can give any advice on getting Winston to be more social please reply!! Thanks!
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Old 12-10-2011, 04:17 PM   #2
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Welcome to Aquarium Advice!

Sorry, I don't know much about Cichlids, so I am afraid I can't help with Winston. You may get some more replies if you post your question about Winston in the Cichlid Discussion forum
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My blood parrots have always been very timid and easily spooked. I have has them since spring and the norm time they come out ia feeding time. Welcome to aa
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Old 12-10-2011, 04:40 PM   #4
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My blood parrots have always been very timid and easily spooked. I have has them since spring and the norm time they come out ia feeding time. Welcome to aa
I seem to have noticed that too, I don't have any, but when I see them at the pet store they seem very scared and timid.
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Old 12-10-2011, 04:47 PM   #5
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I can at that of my two. The bigger is out more but still will fly into hiding I any fast movements in the room. Even with dither fish if zebra danios and rosey barbs it doesn't change
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Old 12-10-2011, 04:54 PM   #6
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There are many Ben's on here. I see you are one of them, so am I

For the BP:
What size tank is this? What other fish do you have in the tank?
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Old 12-11-2011, 11:35 AM   #7
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There are many Ben's on here. I see you are one of them, so am I

For the BP:
What size tank is this? What other fish do you have in the tank?
I'm using my old 10 gallon tank, since he's only a baby. I'm planing on puting other fish in there soon, and upgrading to a larger tank when nessecary.
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Old 12-11-2011, 11:41 AM   #8
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IMO I wouldn't put any other fish in there. It should only be used as a grow-out tank, BPs need 50 gallons minimum. Is the tank cycled?
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Yes, of course.
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Float some wistria or java moss at top of tank to break up light. Some chlids don't like high light...
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