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Here is a contribution from a reader name Levah Lightfoot.
I've read many comments on this website about blood parrots. I've laughed with what was said about some of them and the things they do. Well here I am writing about our blood parrot, "Angelina", she is so much fun to watch and boy! does she have character plus!!! We have 9 grandchildren, when they come they go to see "Angelina", she seems to know them or at least she always comes to the front of the tank and watches them. She will follow their finger accross the front of the tank. If anyone is in the room she is always at the front of the tank looking at them. When we watch T.V. at night, her feeding time she won't stop looking at us until she gets her food. Now she is the leader of the tank, she lives with four Silver Dollars, two Ballah Sharks, one small catfish and a very large algea fish. When she eats she gets what she wants and they all get the rest, they chase each other for food BUT no one chases "Angelina". It's so much fun to watch her and she seems to like it when you put your hands or arm in the tank, she will rub your hand or arm as if to say, "Hello!". We have a large German Shephard, if you ask her , "where is Angelina?" she will run to the tank and look and "Angelina" will come to the front of the tank and look at the dog. Crazy yes!
1. Shirile Sharpe, [Online], Available http://freshaquarium.about.com/cs/livebearers2/p/redtuxedo.htm
Monday, July 10, 2006
This post is specially dedicated to my colleague Keng Soon,whose love for this speices of fish prompted me to find out more.