Blood Parrot Cichlid Behavior Red Blood Parrot Fish Personality

Based on the blood parrot cichlid fish, the MOPy fish has a complex behavior pattern
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The deformities inherent in the parrots is caused to because of the hybridization. They tend to have mouths which they cannot close. This has resulted in them being patients of malnutrition. In recent times, particular food for these parrots is being sold which are created in a way so that the fish can intake them. Some blood parrots will show unusual swimming behavior. This is caused by the hybridization resulting in deformed bladders available for swimming. Such fish are sure to have a poor diet and will perish soon. They make the look and behave uniquely, remember that is not due to any fault within them but the result of breeding techniques followed by us humans.
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Social Behavior
Blood Parrots, especially when young, can be very shy and reclusive. Its typical for them to hide when you first bring them home to hide and/or be very skittish and can take a few weeks for them to adjust to their new surroundings. Some ways for you to help them adjust is to make sure they have several hiding spots and adding some dither fish. Removing hiding spots will only make them more shy and could take longer for them to adjust. Blood Parrots like all Central American Cichlids are territorial and not typically suitable for small community fish. If it fits in their mouth or close then they will try to eat it. Given the proper tank Blood Parrots typically get along fine with most Central and Southern American Cichlids although large overly aggressive cichlids should be avoided as tankmates or house with caution. Due to Blood Parrots deformed mouths they cannot cause much damage to other fish although recently low quality Blood Parrots are being produced to sell at cheaper prices that do not have the deformed mouth and they can do damage. Female Blood Parrot Behavior? - Oscar Fish Advice Forum
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These fish like to dig, and nothing will stop them if there is something to dig in. They especially like to dig when they are getting ready to spawn. For this reason a fine gravel or heavy sand is recomended. They can have a significant variety of behavior when it comes to aggression. They exhibit the standard cichlid aggresion when spawning, but at other times the fish may be anywhere from very passive to fairly aggresive. Blood Parrots will often fight each other all day long, doing little damage because of their useless mouths and weak swimming, and then when it is time for them to sleep they will all congregate to the same cave and spend the night without incident, only to pick right back up where they left off the next day.Blood Parrot behave in very unique ways. Each cichlid fish has it's own personaltiy. They behave in very unusual ways sometimes. Blood parrot cichlid fish behavior is interesting to watch. They are aggressive cichlids and it is fun watching them do their blood parrot thing.Even though most males are infertile, blood red parrot cichlids exhibit normal breeding behavior. The male digs a flat spot and leads the female to it where she lays hundreds of eggs. The male swims over them, releasing milt as he tries to fertilize them. Unfertilized eggs are white and are usually eaten by the parents or other fish. Females are able to successfully breed with fertile males from other related species.Sorry if this is kind of long but I have a 7 inch blood parrot fish in a 40 gallon tank. Recently his behavior has changed a little. About half of the time I stick my hand in the water or even walk up to the tank to feed him pellets he will get scared and suddenly splash water and swim the other way very fast. I am pretty sure I know the reason for this, a couple of days ago my sister and mom did something very bad and changed about 70% of the fish tank water because the water was getting dirty. We had 2 silver dollars and 4 tiger barbs along with our blood parrot and all, except the blood parrot, wound up dead within the first 10 or 15 minutes of putting them back in the tank. I managed to save the blood parrot after going to buy a bacteria supplement and water conditioner for the tank right away. My question is, since my blood parrot witnessed its fellow tank mates die, could it be traumatized because of this? Also my blood parrot is very active/friendly now and always has been besides him suddenly getting scared sometimes, So will this go a way eventually? If yes how long? Could the fish get stressed bc of this? Thanks.