4 years ago#1
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Good day,

My parrot fish has laid eggs and the eggs hatched 3 days ago leaving me with about 100 baby parrots. do i take them out of the tank for savety and put them in a nursery net or will the mom parrot keep them save from the angel fish. please help!!

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4 years ago#2
Phil Saint
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wow thats very rare for parrots to succesfully spawn !!! because they are hybrids the eggs are normaly infertile, so your very lucky i would try to seperate the fry from all the other fish incase they get eaten.

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4 years ago#3
achintya
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in my opinion you can take out the angels from your tank...

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4 years ago#4
Saibal
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CONGRATULATIONS!! It is indeed a rare thing to happen....do as achintya says.

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4 years ago#5
johnarthur
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As soon as the parrot fish fry are free swimming, you should take all the other fish out of the tank. Like achintya said, the angelfish should be removed now.

When their yolk sacs are used up, try feeding them live brine shrimp. Fosterandsmithaquatics.com sells an in tank brine shrimp hatchery that does what it says. It's called a Hatch N Feed, and you'll probably need at least two for a constant supply of live shrimp. Our search button should lead you to additional details about the hatchery. I've never seen one in a retail outlet. The fry may also take frozen baby brine shrimp, infusoria (microscopic bugs) and a powdered food like Hikari First Bites. Be sure to clean up all the uneaten food, and put something very fine over the filter uptake. Also run the filter at minimum speed.

Since parrot fish are hybrids, there is very little information about their spawning habits. I hope you will document the process so we can all learn something.

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4 years ago#6
l2attler
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Ahhh, your so lucky. Mine are currently nesting. Hopefully they lay some fertile eggs

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4 years ago#7
killertoonswife
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One of the rare cases indeed. Congrats! Since this is so rare not much is known on how the parents will react and care for their fry. I would recommend a breeding net or seperate tank for the fry once they start to become free swimmers. Keep us posted I am very intrested in hearing more about your fish.

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4 years ago#8
Fry Daddy
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You'd be better off moving the other fish out of the tank if you can since moving new hatched fry can stress them out. If you don't have another tank you can move fish to then you might be able to use a tank divider instead. For now try leaving the parents with the fry since most cichlids are very good parents. You will need to get another tank set up for the fry soon since you have so many. Also be sure to check out my live food blogs for some ideas on what to feed the little guys. Good luck!

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3 years ago#9
lala
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um put a divider and if the got alittle big keep them away or else they will eat it

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3 years ago#10
Priya
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I hope mine hatch .... What do u mean by translucent n white opaque??

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3 years ago#11
Priya
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What do u mean by opaque n translucent my fish has just spawn a few eggs they r parrot fish help SOS

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3 years ago#12
tanya
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do they look like this

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2 years ago#13
cj
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my bp are laying eggs yesterday i hope they are hatch too.

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2 years ago#14
nadeesha prathiba
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how many days were going to hatch ur eggs..?

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2 years ago#15
tanya
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it takes 3 to 4 days for them to hatch

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2 years ago#16
nadeesha prathiba
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my parrout fish also layed egg in last tueasday. I added methalin blue in to tank. Is it correct. Some eggs are white. Others are brown. What are the live eggs?

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2 years ago#17
tanya
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look at my pic if the eggs r that color they r fertile

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2 years ago#18
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did you separate the babies from the parent`s?

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2 years ago#19
tanya
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no i leave them with the parents till they have out grown the tank.

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2 years ago#20
Verica
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Hi....how did it work out ith your baby parrot fish? I found lots of eggs a few days ago and some are fertile. I was wondeing how you contained the eggs

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2 years ago#21
tanya
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I have 400 fish all but 13 r Parrot Fish. U do not need to do anything. The parents will take care of the eggs and fry. U just have to feed the fry baby brine shrimp when they start to swim.

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1 year ago#22
paddu
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when they layd eggs ... u removed male and female parrots are what .... please tell me am interested in breeding parrots

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1 year ago#23
Sinto001
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Great make atleast 25% water change daily and feed them live shrimp. Keep all other fishes out of the tank...

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1 year ago#24
vivek
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Even my parrot kay eggs every 35th day...but never give birth.,,this is the 4th time...wat to do

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1 year ago#25
tanya
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No u leave them in the tank they will care for the eggs and fry!!!

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1 year ago#26
Sinto001
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They are infertile eggs and only transparent eggs hatch, it requires water changes in less filtered aquarium or the infertile eggs will rote ....!!

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1 year ago#27
spider
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Our parrot fish had lots of babies momma is very protected of other Fry's. I am ready to give some to my nephew.

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9 months ago#28
deven
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Hi all.... just keep one thing in mind that the tanks temprature shold be maintained at 30 dc. It will help and increase the chances of hatching. My tanks is also full of egges...... m so happy and hope for good.

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5 months ago#29
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5 months ago#30
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Parrot cichlids are hybrids (a mix of two different species), and hybrids are often infertile. They have been known to spawn successfully, but the resulting fry may also be infertile and may not share the characteristics of both parents. Plenty of non hybrid cichlids are available and capable of spawning in home aquariums.

If reproductive abilities are not an issue, hybrids like parrot and flowerhorn cichlids are widely available.

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