Care Level: Easy. Does well in a slightly more narrow range of water parameters and shouldn't be used to cycle an aquarium. Will eat most prepared foods. May have some specific care requirements in terms of particular water parameters, social behaviors, food items etc.
Origin: Blood parrot cichlids are a hybrid cichlid created by the mixing of multiple new world cichlids. The species used to create blood parrots cichlid may include the severum cichlid, the red devil cichlid, the midas cichlid, and the convict cichlid.
Compatibility/Temperament: Blood parrots are generally peaceful but still pose problems when mixed with certain species. They will eat small community fish like neons, guppies, danios, etc. They shouldn't be mixed with fragile species, like angelfish that can be rammed and squished into the tank walls by blood parrots. Good tankmates include larger barbs, yellow lab cichlids, silver dollars, plecos, and black skirt tetras.