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I saw this orange fish in an African cichlid tank on Instagram. All the fish in the tank look happy but this looks pretty different than the other cichlids. Any guesses? TIA!
 

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Oh man...... :mad:
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That is a hybridized (artificially created) Cichlid, commonly known in the trade as a BLOOD PARROT.
Genetically derived from a mix of New World Cichlids, Blood Parrots will grow to about 8 to 10 inches in adult sized, pretty heavy-bodied length.
Seemingly cute and somewhat improbable to the unwary novice who views these fish for the first time, people purchasing them continue to sustain a profitable (and sad) industry in the aquarium trade.
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Oh, and I REALLY don't like those things.(n)
 
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