The Blood Parrot is a hardy fish and good for the beginner cichlid keeper. Because of the shape of the mouth feeding can be difficult at times, but there are commerical foods designed for this fish. These fish are messy feeders, so be prepared to perform a good deal of cleaning.
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The history of Red Parrot has witnessed great successes in breeding techniques of Red Parrot. From its emerging stage as just a rare ornamental fish with not enough supply to be classified on the market, to a mass production of super large sized Red Parrot. This made me keep wondering whether we will encounter more miracles of fascinating new hybrid fish that will continue to marvel the aquatic world.
Red Parrot fish in freshwater aquarium - YouTube
Many years ago, when I first saw parrots and learned about their unnatural origins, I was horrified. I was an outspoken critic of the parrot cichlid and hated them without ever knowing them. Since then, I've placed many parrot cichlids into tanks located in hospitals, daycares, schools, nursing homes, and the like. There is no other fish that gets the level of positive attention these fish do—everyone is drawn to their bright color, their personality, and their outright cute shape. They're large, incredibly hardy, superbly colored, and not particularly aggressive, filling a niche among freshwater fish that is unmatched. As people become enamored with the parrot, they often ask “How can I keep one?” and soon join the ranks of aquarists. Many eventually move onto all sorts of aquarium keeping. At the end of the day, that's the important thing: They get people interested in the aquarium. Give the parrot a chance; you won't regret it.
Red Parrot Fish in Aquarium - YouTube