Wanted: Medium of large male parrot cichlid

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    I'm desperately looking for a medium or large male parrot cichlid for my female. I'm in Howick, KZN, but I'm willing to travel to collect.
     
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    true parrot or blood parrot?
    most blood parrot type hybrids are infertile and do not give consistent offspring so not really sure why you would want to breed them.
     
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    Blood parrot. I don't want to breed them (I've heard about their, rather sad, infertility), I just want my female to have a partner. I've found it makes an enormous difference to their quality of life. I originally inherited my male from a friend who passed away (they're not the type of fish I'd usually choose to keep), and he was bored and frustrated (he constantly harassed my pleco). He was in a 550 litre, heavily planted and wooded tank, so environment wasn't the problem. As soon as I introduced a female, his behaviour changed, and he was a happy, fulfilled fish. Unfortunately, I lost him in a recent move from CT to KZN, so my female is now alone. And looks just as bored as my male used to! The parrots' tank is 840 litres, so it's a nice environment for fish that size. Can you perhaps help? As I mentioned, I'm willing to travel (even quite far), to collect.
     
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    @AJohnstone,

    Not sure how far is quite far for you to be willing to travel
    There is a LFS in Gauteng that generally always has medium and sometimes large ones and I think they ship too
    Would that interest you?
     
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    in nice big tank you could also get a group of youngster and grow them out keeping the best one.
     
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    @MariaS thanks very much for the recommendation - yes, I would be interested. Can you PM me with the details?
     
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    @top dog That's a good idea, but I think of them more as pets, so wouldn't be keen to let any of them go ;-)
     
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    that is the best way to keep fish
     
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    I think so too :)
     

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