Are Parrot Cichlid's aggressive?

Are Parrot Cichlid's aggressive?

Parrot Cichlids are a beautiful, albeit controversial, freshwater cichlid. These fish are a hybrid fish species that was first created in Taiwan around 1986. The exact species used to create the Blood Parrot Cichlid are not known, but many think that the Redhead Cichlid (Paraneetroplus synspilus) and Midas Cichlid (Amphilophus citrinellus) are the parent species.

Parrot cichlid's are not considered to be an aggressive cichlid. They are rarely bullied, because of their size, but also possess very little capability to attack. They are quite large and cumbersome, slow-swimming, and have small mouths, which limits its likeliness to attack other fish species in the aquarium.

Parrot Cichlids make ideal tankmates for other similar-sized peaceful fish, but care must be taken not to house with any fish small enough to be considered food.

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