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Here are some pictures of my new King Kong Parrot Fish. He is currently living with a small bushy nose pleco, a SAE, and a snail, in a 40 gallon breeder aquarium with 800 total gph filtration.

His name is Donald J. Trump (get it? The color? The mouth? The temperament? ?) AKA The Donald, the Orange one, whatever.

He is quite the beast. He can easily rip out any plant he wants!

 

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Yeah, that's the unfortunate part...those plants are VERY tough. They have lived through many goldfish which never seemed able to eat them. But, he doesn't want to eat them. He just wants to rip them off!

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And such a cute smile! His mouth makes him very happy looking. Do they all have one like that?

 

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On 3/22/2018 at 4:38 PM, Tanki said:

Here are some pictures of my new King Kong Parrot Fish. He is currently living with a small bushy nose pleco, a SAE, and a snail, in a 40 gallon breeder aquarium with 800 total gph filtration.

His name is Donald J. Trump (get it? The color? The mouth? The temperament? ?) AKA The Donald, the Orange one, whatever.

He is quite the beast. He can easily rip out any plant he wants!

 

337B666D-6F40-49E5-AF04-420E7DFBCF0A.jpeg

891BC944-6C01-4114-AACF-F31E96C58A6C.jpeg

CFB9CE29-7AB4-472E-8444-33C4CDAA735B.jpeg

FADBC90B-7A89-4DA4-8666-4037F894D1E2.jpeg

56D47D41-0F5E-4573-9DA8-50F7702E978E.jpeg

639D9102-AA25-41A0-A3E3-EE7B45EA24DB.jpeg

SO CUTE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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On 24/03/2018 at 5:08 PM, Tanki said:

The mouth is especially cute! Wouldn't have gotten him without it!

I wouldn't get a fish without a mouth either.

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He isn't a King Kong Parrot. He's a Blood Parrot. I saw a big one at PetSmart for $30.They are different from King Kong Parrots.

It just so happens that I got one myself for my 55 in June. Yours is an adult but mine is a baby. I named it Mary. Bloody Mary. You get it. She lives with 6 Tiger Barbs.

June and then today 

 

 

 

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Aww she's a cutie. Is there any fighting between her and the barbs?

By the way, @myrasosweet I just assumed he was a king kong because that's what it said on his aquarium. Yeah, I know those are very often wrong, but this was from a LFS. I guess they have been wrong on a lot of this stuff before ?

I would love to know what their differences are, could you share them please?

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Nope. She leaves the Barbs alone and they leave her alone. I tried a Firemouth Cichlid before the Tiger Barbs and she beat him up and was very mean to him. I took him back. 

King Kong Parrots have different shapes and much better functioning mouths than Blood Parrots usually. These are KKP. 

They look much more like Flowerhorns. Their mouths must never look like the mouth your fish has. That is Blood Parrots only. These fish are all Blood Parrots. 

My fish and your fish are both Blood Parrots. King Kong Parrots are rarer and tend to grow larger. Your LFS mislabeled him, either by accident or on purpose. The differences between the fish aren't exactly subtle so it's interesting how a a fish store can mix them up. 

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