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Blood Red Parrot Fish

Category: Cichlids- Flowerhorns & Parrots

Size: 6-7cm

Price: £16.95 each

Discount: No discounts available

Stock: 8 in stock

Schooling Fish: No

Water Chemistry: More than pH 7 - Alkaline

Care Level: Difficult

Sociability: Aggressive

Diet: Adaptable

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Further details:

Further information can be found below:

Fish type: tropical
Male or Female Cannot be sexed
Water conditions: These fish are currently kept in water Ph 7.8 and Hard
Breeding: TBC
Volume Discount: No discounts available
Size: 6-7cm

(Blood Red Parrot Cichlid)

Blood parrot cichlids are hybrids and less widely sold in the UK than they are elsewhere. They have laterally compressed body shape, bent spine, and a somewhat deformed head, the mouth being folded over into a beak-like snout. Colouration varies from yellow to dark red, with pink and orange specimens being most common.

Fish information (behaviour and breeding):

Although sold as "easy" fish for beginners, these cichlids are quite demanding. They do get very large, 20 cm/8 inches in length, and that means they need a big aquarium not less than 250 litres/55 Imperial gallons in size. Filtration needs to be robust, but because these fish are so deformed they cannot swim well, so turbulence needs to be avoided.

Feeding is generally straightforward, but blood parrots are prone to constipation, so regular offerings of plant material, for example cooked peas, is important.

Generally best kept singly or in groups of their own kind. Blood parrots can coexist with robust catfish such as plecs, but sometimes the catfish bully the cichlids, so care needs to be taken if this combination is used. Blood parrots are territorial and aggressive, but their deformities put them at a disadvantage when kept with normal cichlids.

Blood parrot cichlids are usually sterile, and breeding in home aquaria is very uncommon. Spawning make take place, but for whatever reason the eggs don't hatch or the fry are so weak they die within a few days.

Fish Details:

Further fish details are shown below:

Distribution Not found in the wild
Temperature 24-26 C
Size 20 cm
Water Parameters Hard, alkaline water essential
Water PH 7.0-8.0