True parrot cichlid

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Quick Care FactsCare Level: Expert
Temperament: Semi-aggressive
Maximum Size: 15"
Minimum Tank Size: 75 gallons
Water Conditions: 82-88° F, pH 4.5-6.5, dH 4-8
Diet: Carnivore
Origin: Amazon Basin, South America
Family: Cichlidae
Species: Parrot Cichlids
Aquarium Type: Cichlid-New-World
Species Information
The Parrot Cichlid is a beautiful, metallic-green species with bright red eyes that is native to flooded forest regions and blackwater habitats of South America. Parrot Cichlids (not to be confused with the man-made, hybrid, Blood Parrot "cichlids" that resemble fancy goldfish) are large Cichlids that get their scientific name "psittacus" based on parrots that are members of the Psitticidae family.