Blood Parrot Cichlid

This is a blood parrot cichlid.  It is also called a parrot cichlid or a bloody parrot.  This fish is a hybrid cichlid, which means that it is a cross between two different kinds of cichlids: a severum and a red devil cichlid.  It is not found in the wild.  They don’t have a scientific name.  They call it a parrot cichlid because its mouth looks like a parrot beak.

It is a freshwater warmwater fish.  The adult size of this fish is 8 inches, so it is too big for the aquarium at our house. But I think it is a beautiful and interesting fish, and it is cool to look at.

Some people don’t think these should be sold in pet stores because they are artificially created.  Because they are a hybrid fish, they often have some problems with their bodies that make life hard.  Some of them have trouble opening their mouths to eat, and some of them have trouble swimming.

About Raymie

Raymie is a 11 year old boy who loves animals. He is always looking around for new animals. He wants to be a zookeeper someday.
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