There are 2 types of cichlids . One is Original Parrot fish cichlid ( South American cichlid )
Other is Blood parrot cichlid .(Its a man made fish - a hybrid ) (98 & of this Parrot fish can not reproduce .)
Parrotfish Tanksize : Tank size have to be around 50 gallons and more for one fish , if you have two then more space as fish is very territorial and makes lots of mess in tank .Its the best to have big tank and have them in groups with three or more .Parrotfish likes to spin around so fish need a big area to do that .
Plants in the parrotfish tank :This fish is very shy
shy so make many hiding places for them with materials like sand , rocks
Parrotfish tank temperature : 76 - 86 degrees Farrenheit .
PH Levels: - neutral (6.5-7.5 )
What Parrotfish eats :Small pieces of shrimp, clams , squid , algea tablet , Bloodworms (There is atrick to hold it near hiding places and parrotfish might come out to eat it from your hand ! ) This parrotfish can not move its mouth , so it have to suck all the food in , so keep that in mind when getting food for it !To feed them can use plastic spoon or fork .Dont give parrotfish a frozen foods.There is special food for this specific fish available on market !
Parrotfish lifetime ? : Can live up to 15 years with great care !
Parrotfish Cichlids size : Around 10 inches
IMPORTANT : This fish needs fresh water every week . If you dont provide fresh water Parrotfish can catch desease and if its developing fish can die .There is a desease - Hole in the head . Change up to 20 percent of water every week .
Papau New Guinea