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True Parrot


Scientific Name - Hoplarchus Psittacus

Our Size - 8-10cm

Max Size - 35cm

Temperature Range - 26-30°C

pH Range - 5.5-6.5

Diet - A variety of high-quality dry, frozen, and live meaty foods is necessary for optimal health and coloration. Vegetable matter (blanched spinach, shelled peas, spirulina) is also necessary.

Compatibility - This cichlid has a powerful bite and can be aggressive, care must be taken in choosing tankmates. Territoriality is typically at its peak during spawning. Due to the size of the True Parrot Cichlid when an adult it should not be kept with most ornamental invertebrates. If spawning is desired, tankmates of other species should be avoided altogether. The True Parrot Cichlid is typically more peaceful with tankmates when it is grown up with them from juvenile age rather than introduced them when adults.

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