Are Parrot Fish Compatible With Goldfish



Can you put cichlids with parrot fish?

African Cichlids Specifically African river cichlids do well with blood parrots. As long as the African cichlids are roughly the same size and aggression level as the blood parrots the fish should be compatible.

Can corydoras live with parrot fish?

What is this? Cories have several odd habits, including rolling their eyes and dashing to the surface for gulps of air. Since Parrot Cichlids are fairly large I recommend keeping them with Emerald green Corydoras (Corydoras splendens) or any of the Brochis species.

Can you put guppies with goldfish?

The answer is YES, guppies and Goldfish can coexist together. However, bigger goldfish have the capability of eating the smaller guppy fish.

Can common goldfish live with fancy goldfish?

Common goldfish, comets, and shubunkins cannot be kept with fancy goldfish. Additionally, some types of fancy goldfish such as orandas, black moors, and fantails shouldn’t be kept with other fancy types like ranchus.

What size tank do I need for 2 goldfish?

Based on the rules above, the goldfish tank size we recommend for two goldfish is: 42 gallons for two Common goldfish. That’s 30 gallons for the first fish and 12 additional gallons for the second fish.

How long do parrot fish live for?

The parrot cichlid has an average life span between 5 and 15 years, depending on the overall care. When housing a parrot cichlid, make sure there is plenty of space for each fish; a minimum of a 42 gallon aquarium for two to three fish will be sufficient space for plenty of hiding places to reduce stress.

Do parrot fish eat other fish?

And like all other fish if they can fit it in their mouth they will eat it. So if a Parrot Fish is put in a tank with smaller fish, they will eat them. This should not be considered aggression, it is simply feeding behavior. Because of this very small fish should never be housed in the same tank as a Blood Parrot.

Can parrot fish live alone?

Can blood parrot fish live alone? Provided that you have a larger than 60-gallon tank, you can keep blood parrots in groups. However, you will need to provide plenty of hiding places around the tank. These fish are happier when kept in groups, as they tend to be shy and lack confidence when kept in isolation.

Are parrot fish schooling fish?

Blood parrots are timid cichlids that will spend a lot of their time hidden away behind plants or rocks. Adding dither fish to the tank will help your blood parrots feel more secure. Dither fish are a school of active, peaceful fish that swim in the mid- to upper-level of the tank.

How big does a parrot fish get?

Parrot fishes range to a length of about 1.2 metres (4 feet) and weight of about 20 kilograms (45 pounds), or occasionally larger. They are variable in colour, the male of a species often differing considerably from the female, and the young may differ from the adult.