General information - Parrot fish are man-made cross-bred cichlid.
|Parrot fish are man-made cross-bred cichlid.|
Common Name - Blood Parrot, bloody parrot, blood parrotfish
Scientific Name – Parrot fish are man made hybrid therefore it doesn't have a scientific name.
Family – Cichlidae
Origin - Only found in aquariums
Size – Up to 20 cm
First discovered - Man-made cross-bred cichlid
Nutrition - Blood Parrots will eat a variety of foods. Flakes, pellets frozen and live foods. Frozen foods such
as bloodworms are its favorite.
Behavior –Semi- aggressive
Maintenance and care – The blood parrot should be kept in large tanks, a 60-70 gallon fish tank will be
sufficient. The tank should be decorated with rocks and woods to provide hiding places. Blood Parrots
cichlid will do best with a softer substrate, as they like to dig. Hardy, bitter plants (Anubias, Microsorium
and Echinodorus) can be used if live plants are desired. The great part of keeping blood parrot is the fact
that they can be kept with other cichlids and with peaceful community fish such as Cory's and large tetras.
Water Parameters – Temperature: 70F-82F (21C-28C), pH: 6.5-8.2
Breeding - Male blood parrots generally are infertile but some parrots have been known to breed. In most cases the eggs were infertile unless they are paired with American cichlids.