Blood Parrot Cichlid

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Description of the Blood Parrot Cichlid

The Blood Parrot Cichlid is a hybrid fish, it therefore has no scientific name. They are believed to be a hybrid of the Midas Cichlid and the Red Head Cichlid and unfortunately many have deformities that affect their life expectancy.

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Popular Name: Blood Parrot Cichlid

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Blood Parrot Cichlid

Profile of the Blood Parrot Cichlid
This Profile contains interesting facts and information about the Blood Parrot Cichlid species.

  • Size: Up to 25cm

  • Tank: PH 6.5 to 7.5 Temp 23 to 28 Degrees

  • Diet / Feeding: Dried, Frozen or Flaked Food

  • Temperament: Hardy Fish, Will eat anything!

  • Behaviour: Peaceful, Good Community Fish

Scientific Classification of the Blood Parrot Cichlid
Definition: Scientific classification, or biological classification, is how biologists group and categorize species of organisms with shared physical characteristics. Scientific classification belongs to the science of taxonomy.

  • Popular Name: Blood Parrot Cichlid - Parrot Cichlid - Bloody Parrot

Interesting Facts and Information - How do you identify the sex of a Blood Parrot Cichlid?
The males and females of many fish species have different colors or different shaped bodies. But there are also other fish species where there is no visible difference. Its sometimes tricky being an ichthyologist!

Interesting Facts and Information - Why are Blood Parrot Cichlid slimy?
Blood Parrot Cichlid secrete a type of mucus, or slime, from their skin. This slime provides protection against parasites and infections and helps the Blood Parrot Cichlid to move through the water faster. Some fish species also release toxins in their slime which ward off enemy attacks. Other fish species use their slime to feed their young.

Interesting Facts and Information - Why do Blood Parrot Cichlid have gills?
Gills enable the Blood Parrot Cichlid to breathe. Gills consist of thin sheets of tissue containing blood vessels. As water passes over the gills oxygen is absorbed into the blood stream Carbon dioxide passes out into the water. The gills are protected by a large bony plate called an operculum. Some fish species however have lungs and breathe air.

Interesting Facts and Information - Why do the Blood Parrot Cichlid have fins?
A fin is an external appendage or "limb" of a fish. Fins are used for directing, stabilizing, or propelling the different fish species in water. Numbers of fins vary between fish species, but there are usually seven. Each of the fins on a fish are designed to perform a specific function:

  • Dorsal fins - The dorsal fin is located on the backs of fishes. The Blood Parrot Cichlid has Dorsal fins to lend stability in swimming.

  • Ventral fins. The ventral fin is located on the pelvic area of fishes. The Blood Parrot Cichlid has Ventral fins to lend stability in swimming.

  • Caudal fins. The Caudal fin is located on the tail area of fishes. The Blood Parrot Cichlid has Caudal fins to propel through the water.

  • Pectoral fins. The Pectoral fin is located on the breast area of fishes. The Blood Parrot Cichlid has Pectoral fins to for locomotion and side to side movement

Interesting Facts and Information about Blood Parrot Cichlid

Blood Parrot Cichlid

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  • Facts about Fish Species - Why are Blood Parrot Cichlid slimy?

  • Why do the Blood Parrot Cichlid have gills?

  • Facts about Fish Species - Why do the Blood Parrot Cichlid have fins?

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