-- 09/03/09 Hi there! Plecostomus. Now they have started to dye and tattoo the fish! Parrot Cichlid Availability 1/21/07 I was in Singapore over the holidays and I had a look at a few aquarium shops. I saw a 12" specimen in the canal at the Chinese gardens which seemed to be surviving in semi-natural conditions, I thought they wouldn't be able to cope outside of an aquarium. Would parrot cichlids get along with the cichlids I currently have? For those of you that think jellybean cichlids are not hybrids here a pic of a jellybean cichlid (blood parrot x pink convict), if jellybean cichlids are not hybrids then what are blood parrot x pink convict considered? They've always been pretty outgoing and spend a lot of time swimming up and down their tank as we walk through the room. Jelly bean parrots are cichlids whose parents were deformed and instead of the breeder not breeding them, somewhere along the line he and others decided to capitalize on the spinal and facial deformity and make money off of people by calling it "exotic" or "cutting edge". Chrisplosion Mean Cat. Jul 10, 2010 12,162 58 0 Oregon, it's part of 'Murica! I have peacock cichlids, convict cichlids, and other assorted cichlids living in a 55 gallon aquarium. Okay so I have a juvenile Jellybean Parrot Cichlid. They are not too big yet, probably a little smaller than the parrot cichlids I have seen in stores. In the last few years, there has been a rash of new kinds of parrot cichlids, now called jellybean cichlids or similar things to reflect the many colors they now come in. Jan 15, 2013 #2 No they are not. There is one other kind of fish which sometimes, albeit rarely, is confused with parrot cichlids, namely the marine parrotfish, family Scaridae. Plus, Jellybean/Blood Parrots are sterile due to their deformities. (He seems to be more convict though because his mouth isn't as deformed) He's about 4 inches I would say from tip to tail 15 Gallon Tank Aqueon 20 Filter (Soon adding my Whisper 10 to add more filtration) Bubble wall airstone to help oxygenate the tank. I was amazed by these hybrid fish called red parrots. Parrot Cichlids, beh. x6 Package - Purple King Kong Parrot Cichlid Lrg 4" - 5" Each $ 294.55 x2 Package - Black Widow Frontosa Cichlid ~ Sml/Med 1 1/2" - 2 1/2" Each $ 188.55 MFK Member. Keep in mind, however, that this species can grow up to 12 inches and should be kept in tanks over 100 gallons to reach their full potential. Sorry to ask a question very similar to another that's already been asked but I'm really worried about our two parrot cichlids. They are compatible with many species of larger fish and will be able to add more variety to your tank. A viable option for larger blood parrot cichlid tank mates with a peaceful disposition is the Bala Shark.