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Purple red parrot
Purple red parrot

Scientific Name: Hybrid cichlid

Origin: Brazil

Family: Cichlidae

Other Names: Parrot

Technical Info

Temperature: 22 - 26 ℃

pH: 6.5 - 7.5

GH: 2 - 6

Max size: 20 cm

Min Tank size: 500 Ltr

Position in Aqua: No special swimming level



If the aquarium is too small this fish is very aggressive and intolerant. The aquarium should be set up with a lot of driftwood, roots and stones that create hiding places. On the sides and background you can use some hard, well anchored plants. You can keep this fish together with other large cichlids and catfish.



You should give them live food. Dry food is accepted as well.



Breeding is not difficult. Several hundreds of eggs are laid and fertilized on a substrate. After hatching the parents bring their larvae to a breeding pit. Both parents take care of the fry very intensive.


Compatible with

Angelfish, Corydoras, Glass Catfish, Kuhli Loach, Swordtails, Tetras, Plecos, Silver Dollars



Parrot is a man-made hybrid it doesn t have a scientific name nor will it be given one.