Parrotfish army

Discussion in 'Breeding' started by gaf7808, Jul 18, 2009.

  1. gaf7808

    gaf7808 Hooligan

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    Hey all, anyone interested in a few parrot fish when they are ready to go, I currently have about 300 that are 3 weeks old and are growing at one hell of a rate, to top it off the parents are laying again as we speak.:bigsmile:
     
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    You got them to hatch??..coz most of time,they lay eggs which never hatch
     
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    If you are talking about a parrot cichlid , i am sorry to say this but they should not be aloud to breed..... they way the fish is made to look like it does is so creul and it should not be supported. Or thats just the way i feel others may feel differently
     
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    Agree with Reafer - If it is a parrot cichlid they should not be bred
    Nothing personal Gaf - but you should not let them breed - really
     
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    I agree Reafer i have one and every day i look at it and feel ashamed. Not trying to attack you gaf7808. Just feel sorry for them. Well done on getting them to hatch!
     
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    Well they unfortunately decided to have this lot while I was away and as much as I am not one for Parrots due to the dying processes and cross breeding they are put through, these were "rescued" from a guy who was going flush them due to the damage to his plants, so I couldnt bare the thought and decided to set up a tank for them. If anyone thinks I should dispatch of the babies, what is the most humane method?
     
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    The babies would make good food for some oscars :) Sauron !!!!!
     
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    lol. mother nature can some times catch in bad ways. good on you for saving them.
     
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    I would have done the same thing in your position and i am not saying u should kill the parents just u shouldnt let them breed anymore
     
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    Thanks guys. Well here is an option for all the babies, I have two breeding pairs of rainbow cichlids that are looking pretty hungry right now? PS these are not the type with the deformed heads, they look more like pink convicts.
     
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    Aparrently a strain that they use to make Jelly bean Parrots, they are a cross between Pink convicts and a Gold Severum. Still cruel in all aspects.
     
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    I dont think you guys have a wrong opinion at all..i too dont keep these fish,but then we should not be forgetting fancy goldfish aswell..they too have these deformities
     
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    well i dont agree with goldfish either but thats another whole kettle of fish so to speak :p haha
     
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    Gaf have you got any pics of these fish? I've heard that Parrots are sterile?
     
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    there have been reports of them breeding
     
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    I have to ask , what do u do with all the fry...... ( since its a blacklisted fish) i got 1 breeding pair and they breed like rabbits and have to split them up . i got about 100 fry i am not to sure what to do with
     
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    My reply has been edited duly, But not too sure what to do with them. They are good fish, Im sure someone would want them?
     
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    find a recycle bin - something like a shovel nose and feed the babies and the rainbows to it
     
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    Oops, I dont read properly, sorry reafer!
     
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