Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Freshwater > Cichlid Discussion
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 03-19-2013, 08:37 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Willeyeam313's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 14
Severums and blood parrots

My female green severum is constantly picking on my female blood parrot. I had to build a special cave for her to hide in and the Severum just sits and waits for her to come out then attacks. It's a 125 gallon tank with other Severums and its getting old fast cause I love my parrot and I want them to live peacefully. I know these cichlids can be aggressive ( hell they're big *** cichlids) but this is relentless and is stressing me out. Any advice? I've adjusted the ph so they aren't as horny trying to breed and compete for breeding space but no help so far. The male green severum (the females partner) is even trying to help the parrot but still not much luck
__________________

__________________
Willeyeam313 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2013, 09:26 PM   #2
member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Hammond, LA
Posts: 1,411
Quote:
Originally Posted by Willeyeam313 View Post
My female green severum is constantly picking on my female blood parrot. I had to build a special cave for her to hide in and the Severum just sits and waits for her to come out then attacks. It's a 125 gallon tank with other Severums and its getting old fast cause I love my parrot and I want them to live peacefully. I know these cichlids can be aggressive ( hell they're big *** cichlids) but this is relentless and is stressing me out. Any advice? I've adjusted the ph so they aren't as horny trying to breed and compete for breeding space but no help so far. The male green severum (the females partner) is even trying to help the parrot but still not much luck
Severum are awesome fish and IMO should be the focus of the tank. The blood parrot is a mutant hybrid that also, IMO, should be phased out of the hobby completely. Maybe the severum see the blood parrot as a waste I tank space and want it gone so they can do their thing. When spawning, fish will often cull the weak or deformed fry as to not pass on abnormalities. Just saying.
__________________

__________________
cbourg746 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2013, 09:40 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Willeyeam313's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 14
True true... I'll consider my options of moving the parrot if it doesn't calm down. Thanks for the advice =)
__________________
Willeyeam313 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2013, 09:46 PM   #4
member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Hammond, LA
Posts: 1,411
Quote:
Originally Posted by Willeyeam313 View Post
True true... I'll consider my options of moving the parrot if it doesn't calm down. Thanks for the advice =)
No problem. Think of it like a mule in a cage full of lions. More than likely not gonna end well for mr mule! Lol
__________________
cbourg746 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2013, 09:50 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Willeyeam313's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 14
Haha too true, I just love this parrot. As screwed up as they may be, she has great personality and is a great specimen of a blood parrot.
__________________
Willeyeam313 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2013, 09:55 PM   #6
member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Hammond, LA
Posts: 1,411
Quote:
Originally Posted by Willeyeam313 View Post
Haha too true, I just love this parrot. As screwed up as they may be, she has great personality and is a great specimen of a blood parrot.
To each their own. I just can't stand them but that's just one man's opinion. To me, no blood parrot is a great specimen. Do you have another tank to move it to?
__________________
cbourg746 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2013, 10:25 PM   #7
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Willeyeam313's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 14
Possibly but a very large Jack Dempsey and convict cichlid reside in that tank and she would get destroyed so fast it would be terrifying. I'll do what I have to and it seems I may have to part ways with my beloved parrot lol maybe I can find a good friend with some tank space to spare. Hell, I work at a reef/fish shop, I'm sure I can find someone to give her a good home and a less stressful life.
__________________
Willeyeam313 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2013, 10:27 PM   #8
member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Hammond, LA
Posts: 1,411
Quote:
Originally Posted by Willeyeam313 View Post
Possibly but a very large Jack Dempsey and convict cichlid reside in that tank and she would get destroyed so fast it would be terrifying. I'll do what I have to and it seems I may have to part ways with my beloved parrot lol maybe I can find a good friend with some tank space to spare. Hell, I work at a reef/fish shop, I'm sure I can find someone to give her a good home and a less stressful life.
Good choice my friend.
__________________

__________________
cbourg746 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
blood, severums

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off








» Photo Contest Winners







All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:02 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.