The King Kong Parrot cichlid like its cousin the Parrot cichlid is a hybrid aquarium fish species. Produced by crossing the Blood Parrot and the Red Devil
Males and females are identical in coloring and pattern, but males are slightly larger than females.
Although King Kong parrots have been known to mate and even lay eggs, generally they are infertile. There have been sporadic cases of successful spawnings, generally when females have been crossed with a non-hybrid fish. Like other cichlids, blood parrots will tend the eggs and resulting fry fastidiously. As with any eggs, those that are infertile will turn white and rapidly develop fungus. The parents will eat infertile eggs to prevent them from spreading the fungus to the fertile eggs. Once the eggs hatch, daily water changes of 25 percent are critical to ensuring the health of the fry.
- Species – King Kong Parrot
- Common Name – King Kong Parrot
- Origin – Hybrid fish that was first created in Taiwan around 1986.
- Diet – Omnivores
- PH Range – 6.5 – 7.5
- Temperature – Tropical 26°c – 28°c
- Breed Type – Egg Layer
- Current Size – approximately 4cm (Grows to approximately 20cm)
- Sex – Un-sexed