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The Orange Parrotfish Cichlid, also known as Blood Parrot Cichlid, is a colorful and unique freshwater fish that is popular among aquarists. This hybrid fish was created by crossing different South American cichlid species and was first bred in Taiwan in the 1980s.


Orange Parrotfish Cichlids are omnivores and require a varied diet that includes high-quality pellets, flakes, and live or frozen foods such as bloodworms or brine shrimp. They also require a spacious aquarium with plenty of hiding places, such as rocks, caves, or driftwood. It is important to maintain good water quality, and regular water changes should be performed.


The Orange Parrotfish Cichlid has a unique and distinctive appearance, with its body covered in bright orange and red scales and a round, beak-like mouth. They can grow up to 8 inches in length, and their body shape can vary depending on the species used in the hybridization process.


Orange Parrotfish Cichlids are known for their active and curious behavior, and they can be kept with other peaceful cichlid species of similar size and temperament. However, they can become territorial and aggressive towards other fish, so it is recommended to keep them in a large tank with plenty of hiding places and territories.


Water Parameters:

  • pH: 6.5-7.5
  • gH: 4-14
  • kH: 2-10
  • TDS: 150-300
  • Temperature: 76-82°F


Please note that these are general guidelines, and for more accurate values, we encourage you to contact Living Aquarium by phone or in person. Within store hours, our team of experts are always happy to answer any questions you may have and provide personalized guidance on care.

Orange Parrotfish Cichlid

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