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    Hi everyone, I was a little confused with parrot cichlids; I know blood parrots are freshwater but are jellybean ones saltwater?
    It's better to have and not need then to need and not have; this is especially true when you're dealing with fish and you need itch medication.

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    Hi everyone, I was a little confused with parrot cichlids; I know blood parrots are freshwater but are jellybean ones saltwater?
    blood parrot cichlids are Central American cichlid hybrids, just like jellybeans, which are just another morph of blood parrots. So no, jellybean parrots are not saltwater.




    Now there is a saltwater fish called a parrot fish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocksor View Post
    blood parrot cichlids are Central American cichlid hybrids, just like jellybeans, which are just another morph of blood parrots. So no, jellybean parrots are not saltwater.

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    Now there is a saltwater fish called a parrot fish.

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    Okay thank you... somebody told me blood parrots are freshwater and other parrot cichlids are saltwater
    It's better to have and not need then to need and not have; this is especially true when you're dealing with fish and you need itch medication.

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    Okay thank you... somebody told me blood parrots are freshwater and other parrot cichlids are saltwater
    There are true parrot cichlids, Hoplarchus psittacus, from South America that exist only in freshwater.



    I'm betting the person you talked to confused parrot cichlids with parrot fish.

    There are Central American cichlids that can be acclimated to thrive in salt water - Black Belt Cichlid (Paraneetroplus maculicauda) and Mayan cichlid (Mayaheros urophthalmus).

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    If I might be allowed to intervene with the topic, Parrot Cichlids are actually Hybrids of unknown origin. They are not a natural species. The exact fish used to make this fish is unknown, but Firemouths, Red Devils, and Midas Cichlids are possibilities. This means that Parrot Cichlids cannot actually be called parrot cichlids, but rather Hybrids. Parrot Cichlid is just a nickname. Do not classify this fish as a true species if that sounds right.

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