The Crystal Red Parrot Fish is a popular and striking freshwater fish that is often kept in home aquariums. This hybrid fish is the result of crossbreeding several Central and South American cichlid species. It has a distinct, rounded body shape with a prominent forehead and a beak-like mouth. The coloration of this fish is quite variable, but typically features red, orange, and yellow hues with white spots along its sides. They prefer a well-decorated aquarium with plenty of hiding spots and open swimming space. Crystal Red Parrot Fish are generally peaceful, but can be aggressive.
- SOLD SIZE: 3.5”-4.5”
- Origin: Bred in captivity, hybrid of various cichlid species.
- Max size: Up to 8 inches (20 cm).
- Recommended tank size: At least 55 gallons (208 liters) for a single fish.
- Water temperature: 72-82°F (22-28°C).
- Temperament: Generally peaceful, but can be territorial and aggressive towards other fish.
- Diet: Omnivorous, with a preference for pellets and flakes supplemented with live or frozen foods.
- Lifespan: Around 10 years with proper care.