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I have a 75 gallon planted aquarium. I have 2 blood parrots 2 angle fish that all have been in the same enviroment for over 7 months now. The other night i came home from work and discoverd that 1 blood parrot is turning white. there is no physical damage to his body anywhere and they all are active like usual. I was just wondering if you could tell me if this normal and if he will be ok?

I don't mean to sound down on blood parrots, but their is no "normal" with them from what I can tell. I find these fish frustrating because sometimes there is no rhyme or reason to their health besides their absurdly jumbled hybridized genetics. If the angels are fine, and continue to be, there is nothing you can do, if this even turns out to be a problem. Sorry I can't give you a more reassuring answer and let me know if you'd like me to clarify anything in the area of the parrot's genetics/genetic issues.


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