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zhiz22 18-02-2007 10:56 PM

Blood Parrot/ King Kong Parrot Mouths
 
Just to share the various parrot mouth shape

Most normal bp got triangle mouth
Cant close and cant bite. Just bump around and perhaps scratch other fishes.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...ths/parrot.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...hs/parrot2.jpg

Smiling Mouth
Seen in some kkp and some normal bp
Cannot fully close and cant bite. Just bump around and perhaps scratch other fishes.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...s/IMG_7728.jpg
Can see the teeth? But cant bite
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...s/IMG_7734.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...s/IMG_7736.jpg

zhiz22 18-02-2007 10:57 PM

Close Mouth
Can bite you and other fishes because the mouth can close.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...s/IMG_7732.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...s/IMG_7748.jpg

Cant bite, can bite, can bite.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...s/IMG_7753.jpg

When i free i try to take better pics of smiling mouths.

But I hope this thread shows clearly why some parrot fish cant cause much damage to tank mates, due to the shape and restriction of bite of their mouth. IIf this is not logic then i do not know what is logic. The mouth shape of this hybrid cichlid is another aspects which drives cichlid purists mad as well.

fireopal 04-03-2007 07:38 PM

Great info!

the closed mouth type can wreak havoc in the comm..
esp when fighting for heriachy...

zhiz22 04-03-2007 07:39 PM

some ppl say i no logic, when i say smiling mouth and open mouth dun cause much damage to tank mate compare to close mouth...

sigh

fireopal 04-03-2007 07:42 PM

open mouth variety...
when they fight..
at most a bit of scratches..
can see the 'beak' area.. turn a bit white..

but when the closed mouth type.. its a typical cichlid mouth tug of war....

.S. 05-03-2007 12:06 AM

Thanks for your info.

Your logic definitely make sense.

Once I was "attacked" by a open mouth parrot. He was like pushing his mouth on my hand. Can feel its teeth but not much damage done unlike those closed mouth parrots. Bitten by closed mouth parrot will left a long scratch marks machiam like Jaws.

Buakaw 05-03-2007 02:06 AM

Thanks alot for the Info and picture , i think it sounds logic too... close mouth will bite and smiling mouth will bump or at most cause some scratches.

magislayer 12-03-2007 08:25 PM

got logic

though i still couldnt differentiate between KKP and BP when they are still young

bluescorpion93 12-03-2007 09:10 PM

wow.. great info.:)

fireopal 12-03-2007 11:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by magislayer (Post 5071074)
got logic

though i still couldnt differentiate between KKP and BP when they are still young

those with a like beak... like sharp prominent feature.. tend not to kok..


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