Blood Red Parrotfish

Central American Cichlid | Red 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: Amphilophus citrinellus x Vieja synspilum (The Parrot Cichlid is a hybrid fish that is the result of a successful breeding between different Central American Cichlids.)

Common Name: Red Parrotfish, Blood Red Parrotfish, Blood Parrot Cichlid

Adult Size: 8 inches

Life Expectancy: 7 - 10 years

Minimum Tank Size: 55 gallons

Ideal Tank Conditions:

  • Temperature Range: 72 - 82°F
  • pH Range: 6.5 - 8.0
  • Water Hardness: 9 - 20

Temperament: Generally peaceful with other fish of similar size, but can be timid or bullied by other Cichlids.

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 have pointed dorsal and anal fins, with female's fins being rounder.