The Blood Parrot fish did not originally exist. They are a unique hybrid fish of two different kinds of cichlids. The Blood Parrot fish is very famous to aquarium hobbyists because they have these unique characteristics that many people love. They have a very small, open mouth, that shaped like they are going to kiss. Their body is usually round, and their colors are from yellow, orange, pink, red, and bright red. Their nose looks like parrot beak that’s why they got the name parrot fish.
Do not confuse the Blood Parrot fish to the marine Parrot fish because they are totally different.
The Blood Parrots are very peaceful and shy fish. They would hide as soon as they realize that there is a person nearby, however they are very showy to their owners. They should not be kept with aggressive fish. They like aquariums with lots of rocks where they can hide. They also love to redecorate your tanks. They would dig sands and arrange plants or stones.
I have two Blood Parrot fish, and they are really sweet, specially during feeding time. They are with another two red devil fish, and three gourami.