First Tank Guide Tank Logo
First Tank Guide Home

Blood Parrot Cichlid

My Photos: Other People's Aquariums

(The First Tank Guide)

Blood Parrot Cichlid
Photo by Barbara Yglesia 2011

Blood Parrot Cichlids can be very interesting fish, but even more than a decade after their introduction to the pet trade there is still controversy surrounding these fish. And that's available even for specimens that, like this one, have not been injected with dye! Since these fish are deformed, they can have trouble competing for food or avoiding aggressors, and with their own aggressive nature, finding suitable tank mates can often be a challenge.

Viewed 2225 times.




"Your site is FABULOUS!!! I wish I had found it two years ago when I was setting up my very first 55 gallon tank. I will refer back often."
January 28, 2004
More Comments
"Thank you so much for the great advice!!!!!"
January 18, 2003
More Comments