True Parrot Cichlid (Hoplarchus Psittacus)

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I was super bored at work yesterday, and while I was googling wild oscars, I came across these at aquascapeonline.com

www.aquascapeonline.com/aquatic-live-stock-fresh-water-fish-cichlids-american-cichlids-real-parrot-cichlid/

does anyone have experience with this company? these fish? I've heard they are hard to come by, and the site says they are 5" fish, for $65. thinking about pulling the trigger
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JasonR replied the topic: Re: True Parrot Cichlid (Hoplarchus Psittacus)

No experience with these but looks cool
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ehall67 replied the topic: Re: True Parrot Cichlid (Hoplarchus Psittacus)

really like them!!!

thought about getting one but I might go with a Urau ... same as most large SA fish with requirements

awesome colors for sure !!

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BlueMoonJay replied the topic: Re: True Parrot Cichlid (Hoplarchus Psittacus)

Aquascape online usually has killer deals on black rhom pirhanas also. Lots of unique fish on there. Never personally bought from there though
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Rocksor replied the topic: Re: True Parrot Cichlid (Hoplarchus Psittacus)

Those fish require you to be on top of your water changes. You have to keep the nitrates below 20ppm, unlike oscars who will be okay for quite awhile above that. They are as aggressive as any south american cichlid.
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Thor84 replied the topic: Re: True Parrot Cichlid (Hoplarchus Psittacus)

If I get one, I plan on putting it in the 210, and rehoming my smaller male convict, and the texas.

I'm just skeptical on buying something that costs so much, sight unseen, from a company I've never dealt with.

I've never bought fish online. What should I expect the shipping cost to be, from New Jersey to Texas? (I emailed this question, still waiting on a reply).
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ehall67 replied the topic: Re: True Parrot Cichlid (Hoplarchus Psittacus)

Hey that is not what true parrot cichlid look like as an adult a they are beautiful blue color google them do you know what they really look like

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Thor84 replied the topic: Re: True Parrot Cichlid (Hoplarchus Psittacus)

Thanks for the article, rock. I think my water might be too hard (8.2), to keep this fish. Think it would be a problem?
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this is an adult look how great he is !!!



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