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    The hump is a very normal cichlid feature, it can mean it's a male, but not always. Yes you have all parrot fish in there. Fish do not look the same from juvenile to full grown. To get an expectation of what your fish might look like as they grow up, look up pictures of adult parrot fish.
    70 Gal Planted Rio Negro Angelfish Biotope with:
    1 Whip Tail Pleco
    7 Hatchet fish
    11 Glo Light tetras, 6 Black Skirted Tetras
    6 Bronze Corys
    3 Wild Type Angelfish
    Current Plants:
    Giant Amazon Sword, Narrow Leaf Java, Val, moss on driftwood


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    Quote Originally Posted by FreakyFishie View Post
    The hump is a very normal cichlid feature, it can mean it's a male, but not always. Yes you have all parrot fish in there. Fish do not look the same from juvenile to full grown. To get an expectation of what your fish might look like as they grow up, look up pictures of adult parrot fish.
    Sorry but no in this case. I have adult Parrots. None have humps. This is a trait of a King Kong Parrot.
    30 g FW planted:corys, ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, nerites & mystery snails
    15 g FW planted: crown tail betta, neons, snails
    90 g FW semi planted: Blood Parrots, severum, Jurupari, EBJD, congos, kribs, clown pleco, snails
    90 Gal Journal: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=93939
    Fishless cycling: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ead.php?t=5640
    Cycling with fish: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=36492

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    The cichlids that go into the "making" of a parrot fish both can potentially exhibit that trait and therefor it can pop up occasionally on those in the fish trade. I had three parrot fish from the same spawn and one ended up with a hump on the head, they did not come from king kong parrot breeding. King kong parrots are selectively bred to exhibit the trait, but that does mean all parrots with the hump are from that line of selective breeding.
    70 Gal Planted Rio Negro Angelfish Biotope with:
    1 Whip Tail Pleco
    7 Hatchet fish
    11 Glo Light tetras, 6 Black Skirted Tetras
    6 Bronze Corys
    3 Wild Type Angelfish
    Current Plants:
    Giant Amazon Sword, Narrow Leaf Java, Val, moss on driftwood


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    Quote Originally Posted by FreakyFishie View Post
    The cichlids that go into the "making" of a parrot fish both can potentially exhibit that trait and therefor it can pop up occasionally on those in the fish trade. I had three parrot fish from the same spawn and one ended up with a hump on the head, they did not come from king kong parrot breeding. King kong parrots are selectively bred to exhibit the trait, but that does mean all parrots with the hump are from that line of selective breeding.
    Interesting. Not questioning you ... but I thought it wasn't known which cichlids go into the making of a parrot fish as it's a well kept secret. Also curious how you knew your 3 were from the same spawn since most are shipped in, correct? Are there US breeders? I'd be interest to know if there are. thanks
    30 g FW planted:corys, ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, nerites & mystery snails
    15 g FW planted: crown tail betta, neons, snails
    90 g FW semi planted: Blood Parrots, severum, Jurupari, EBJD, congos, kribs, clown pleco, snails
    90 Gal Journal: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=93939
    Fishless cycling: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ead.php?t=5640
    Cycling with fish: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=36492

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    I thought blood parrots were hybrids of the Redhead Cichlid (Vieja synspila) or the Red Devil Cichlid (Amphilophus labiatus) and the Midas Cichlid (Amphilophus citrinellus). They certainly look like a Midas cross. I think you can get similar looking blood parrots from either of these crosses. I've read elsewhere that Severums can be thrown into the mix too. They're one of those fish that divide hobbyists. I don't like them as they have anatomical deformities that, in some cases, make it very hard for them to eat properly.
    "Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known." Carl Sagan

    ~ 350 Litre Tank Journal ~ ~ 30 Litre Tank Journal ~

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    It's still my understanding that the exact mix is a highly kept secret - that doesn't mean you're not right - it's just never been disclosed.
    And yes, had I known they were considered 'undesirable' in the hobby, I probably wouldn't have bought them. Now that I have them, however, I adore them. As fat as mine are, it's apparent they have no difficulty eating :o)
    30 g FW planted:corys, ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, nerites & mystery snails
    15 g FW planted: crown tail betta, neons, snails
    90 g FW semi planted: Blood Parrots, severum, Jurupari, EBJD, congos, kribs, clown pleco, snails
    90 Gal Journal: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=93939
    Fishless cycling: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ead.php?t=5640
    Cycling with fish: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=36492

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    It is true that the EXACT species crossing is unknown, what firefly is saying is along the alley of what we know is in there. When I got mine I was young into the hobby and didn't really know about the stigma with them, I loved my parrots though and they never had any issues eating. They're very personable fish and tend to have very distinct personalities, something that people who like to bond with their fish look for vs those that have a tank more for the decorative purposes. Mine actually liked to be pet and I even had a pair try to spawn. From what I understand in regards to spawning, normally parrots are sterile like mules, but every once in awhile someone gets a successful spawn.
    70 Gal Planted Rio Negro Angelfish Biotope with:
    1 Whip Tail Pleco
    7 Hatchet fish
    11 Glo Light tetras, 6 Black Skirted Tetras
    6 Bronze Corys
    3 Wild Type Angelfish
    Current Plants:
    Giant Amazon Sword, Narrow Leaf Java, Val, moss on driftwood


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    Hi All!

    I have read about King Kong parrots and mine seems to be a king kong parrot with a disk type shape and hump and also fins similar to flower horn.. I have seen lots of pictures of king kong parrots and mine one is similar to those.. unlike a normal parrot fish...

    And Yes, I love my parrot fishes and they do have personality and they eat well without a problem at all... :)

    Thanks
    Bhupesh

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