Its unusual body shape is due to its spine deformity, that led to air-bladder deformation, therefore the fish doesn’t swim well. Just when somebody enters the room, the fish hides into any accessible shelter. Show Filters . The fish will be stressed all the time and this may cause some disease. It will gladly feed on blood worm or fresh sprats (or other small fish), pieces of calamary or low fat fish (like goldfish). You should bear in mind that though blood parrot is a peaceful one, still it is a cichlid and not very small. Some of them have poor coloring, others become sterile after such intercrossing. Because of this body shape resembles a heart, though it doesn’t make it more graceful. Such a feature made it possible to get a variety of totally incredible hybrids with other genus. Budgerigars are one of the world’s favourite pet birds, but did you know they are native … Therefore, all small fishes in a tank it takes as food. Blood parrot fish or blood parrot cichlid – is a hybrid of various cichlasoma species and it’s not encountered in the wild. Another issue is, that it has spinal and air-bladder deformity, which influences its ability to swim. Some of them even had hieroglyphs, hearts, letters on them. As a rule, you will not even see it in the tank at first. They eat both life and dry feed. However, if you are planning to put the fish in a tank with tankmates of the same size, you should remember that blood parrot may demonstrate territory dependence towards other fishes quite aggressively. Consequently, you will also need a powerful external filter as well weekly water renews – about 20% from total tank capacity. One of my friends successfully keep blood parrots with large angelfish. Not so long time ago a large number of imported fish were artificially dyed. At that the fish itself is average sized, a for a cichlid species, it is about 8 inches long (20 centimeters). By proceeding, you consent to our Privacy & Cookie Notice and acknowledge how we process your personal data and set cookies as described. Parrot Cichlids, Best Sellers. The fish has very small mouth and fins. Showing all 11 results. I have angels, blood parrots and convicts for sale angels 10each or 6 for 50 blood parrots 80 each approx 15 20cm each convicts 15 each approx 15cm ...,... For sale Dragon blood peacock cichlids and electric yellows 2 sets of each, so sizes vary depending on the age but they are approximately 4cm They are very ...,... High quality blood line dark red, 1259629650, 2 blood dragons african cichlids to rehome, 1258072334. The fish is considered to be first bred in Taiwan and cichlids that inhabit in Central and South America are its predecessors. Also the following average sized fast fishes can share the tank with blood parrot: tiger barb, clown loach, emperor tetra. However, since the fish was artificially bred, its breeders do whatever they want. The fish prefers rocky bottom with cavities, cracks and caves, which it uses as shelters. So, you should forget about keeping such small fishes as guppy, platy or neon tetra. Its parentage has been highly disputed, but the most commonly speculated pairings are Midas Cichlid ( Amphilophus Citrinellus) with the Redhead Cichlid ( Paratheraps Synspilum ). The female has her anal cone of pear-shaped form and it becomes more pronounced during spawning period. Rainbow shark – a bright colored troublemaker, Blood parrot, parrot cichlid, blood parrot fish, Midas cichlid (Amphilophus citrinellus) and redhead cichlid (Cichlasoma synspilum), Red devil cichlid (Amphilophus labiatus) and banded cichlid (Heros severus), Red devil cichlid (Amphilophus labiatus) and banded cichlid (Heros severus) + Cichlasoma «theraps». Cichlids can choose a mate not only from their kind, but also from completely different cichlid genus. According to my experience, it took the fish almost 6 months to get used to us. However, it’s definitely not the option not to create any shelters in the tank at all. As a rule, the fish has uniform coloring – red, orange, yellow. His favorite aquariums are biotopes (Amazon River), with Echinodorus and Angelfish. Therefore, you’ll need flower pots, small castles, caves, coconut shells and other shelters. After this the fish stopped hiding. But there are exceptions as well… One of renowned and popular tank fishes is blood parrot cichlid. Sometimes it is reported about successful cases of breeding in a tank, but typically the fish mates with some other species and if the spawning is successful, their offspring appears to be poorly colored and not very good-looking. All fishes you see on sale are imported from Asia. Australian king parrot Old school aquarists bridle at treating the fish this way. Covering the fish with such decorations is rather painful process and not all of them can survive it. The fish is considered to be first bred in Taiwan and cichlids th… You may as well encounter various hybrids of the fish with different color patterns or albino species and etc. However, yet there is no common lens in this respect, since the fish breeding process is commercial classified information. This is a good-tempered fish, so don’t keep it together with aggressive tankmates. Both parents then protect their eggs and later the fry. Premium 14cm electric blue hap dragon blood cichlid fry not sexed dont ask me to grow them out, unless willing to pay extra 1 per cm for electric blues 2 ...,... Stay updated about Blood parrot fish for sale. The cheapest offer starts at $ 10. on the market.