Blood Parrot Cichlids are beautiful, albeit controversial, freshwater fish. These fish are not found in the wild. Instead, they are a hybrid fish species that was first created in Taiwan around 1986. The exact species used to create the Blood Parrot Cichlid are not known. However, many think that the Redhead Cichlid (Paraneetroplus synspilus) and Midas Cichlid (Amphilophus citrinellus) are the parent species. Whatever the case may be, these fish are rather rare in the fish trade. Due to the controversy surrounding this fish’s creation, many stores refuse to sell them at all! However, the attitude toward this fish has changed a lot in the last couple of decades. While some unscrupulous sellers and breeders still exist, you can definitely find healthy Blood Parrot Cichlids to raise. Healthy specimen make beautiful and eye-catching additions to any community tank!


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Scientific name Common Name Size Temperament
 Hybrid Blood Red Parrot 200mm Aggressive
 Water Temperature Water pH Tank size Diet
24-27oC 6.5-7.5 200 litres Omnivores