Yellow Parrot Cichlid

South American Cichlid | Yellow 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 Paraneetroplus synspilus (The Yellow Parrot Cichlid is a hybrid fish that is the result of a successful spawn between the Midas Cichlid and the Synspilum Cichlid.)

Common Name: Yellow Parrot Cichlid, Yellow Parrotfish

Adult Size: 8 inches

Life Expectancy: 10 - 15 years

Minimum Tank Size: 30 gallons

Ideal Tank Conditions:

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

Temperament: Peaceful; yellow parrots should not be housed with aggressive fish since they are unprepared to compete for food or territory in the aquarium. 

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 are typically larger.