Blood parrot – a fish that was bred by a man

Blood parrot fish or parrot cichlid – is a hybrid of various cichlasoma species and it’s not encountered in the wild. The fish has rather specific body shape and a very small mouth.

Probably, the name of the fish “parrot” is due to its mouth shape or, maybe, due to its likeness with a marine Parrotfish. You should keep in mind, that the latter is a completely different fish genus, that inhabits in sea water and we are talking here about freshwater parrot fish.

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Convict cichlid (Amatitlania nigrofasciata)

Convict cichlid (Amatitlania nigrofasciata) is one of the most spread and the least demanding cichlid fishes. It has a very interesting feature – how the fish couple takes care of its juveniles, a process which is rather exciting to observe.

However, you should keep in mind that this species is very aggressive towards its tank mates, that’s why in case of small capacity tanks the Convict cichlid couple has to be kept on its own in a tank.


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