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Old 02-10-2012, 11:05 AM   #1
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large oscar and large parrot cichlid

can they be in the same tank together
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Old 02-10-2012, 11:47 AM   #2
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A blood parrot?
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Old 02-10-2012, 01:16 PM   #3
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yes and its full grown
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Old 02-10-2012, 01:32 PM   #4
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No, I wouldn't chance it. The BP has no way to defend himself should the Oscar get aggressive.

I doubt the BP is full grown unless you've had it for years. They grow really slowly and can reach the size of dinner plates.
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I bought mine from my buddy and it was ok with a midas, 2 JDs and a redtail. All were full grown except the redtail and my BP wasnt even full grown. He held his own with no problems. I guess it just depends on the fish itself.
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And i recently sold the BP bc he was beating up my male acei cichlid. Hes now in some guys tank wit 2 jaguars, red devil and a jack dempsey doing perfect. He was deff the toughest fish ive ever had for how smll he was
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Old 02-10-2012, 04:56 PM   #7
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i have had mine for 5 yrs hes on his own so i guess ill get him a mate
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Old 02-10-2012, 11:54 PM   #8
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I your trying to breed them that certain hybrid cnt reproduce
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Old 02-11-2012, 02:36 AM   #9
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They can reproduce its just very very rare, most of them are sterile. But it has been done
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Old 02-11-2012, 07:11 AM   #10
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+1 - possible but rare
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im just sad he looks lonely
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i had 2 parrots (1 blood, 1 panda) with my oscar and they all lived without any carnage .. but the parrots did hide a lot

i don't recommend the combo unless you dont care about seeing the parrots lol
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im just sad he looks lonely
Then get a species only tank, about 75 gallons, and buy him 2 friends.
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Old 03-19-2012, 03:18 PM   #14
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welli put him in with the oscar and its been a week and they get along great . thanks for the advice
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