Polar Blue Parrotfish

South American Cichlid | Polar Blue Parrot Cichlid

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(Please note that the fish shown in the photo is only a representative of what an adult specimen would look like. The color may vary based on the age and sex of the fish you receive.)

Scientific Name: Cichlasoma sp. var (The Polar Blue Convict Cichlid is not a fish found in nature. It is a man-made hybrid fish produced from breeding a King Kong Parrot Cichlid, another man-made hybrid, with a standard Convict Cichlid (Amatitlania nigrofasciata).

Common Name: Polar Blue Parrotfish, Polar Blue Convict

Adult Size: 5 inches

Life Expectancy: 7 - 10 years

Minimum Tank Size: 30 gallons

Ideal Tank Conditions:

  • Temperature Range: 72 - 82°F
  • pH Range: 6.5 - 8.0
  • Water Hardness: 5 - 25

Temperament: Semi-aggressive

Diet & Nutrition: They are omnivorous and will eat most prepared and frozen foods, including freeze-dried bloodworms, tubifex, and ocean plankton, as well as flake food and Cichlid pellets.

Gender: Males typically grow larger than females, and their dorsal and anal fins will get more pointed.