Popular Freshwater Fish!

Uncle Bill's Pet Centers carries a wide variety of freshwater and saltwater fish, and selection may vary by store location.  Here are some of the most popular freshwater fish Uncle Bill's offers - but it is not a complete listing of all the fish we have available at any given time.  This list as well as our in-store availability fluctuates and is updated regularly.  Please note this information on each fish's page is for your reference only, and any advice acquired from these listings is to be used at your own discretion.

Jellybean Parrot Cichlid

Facts and Information

jellbean parrot cichlid

This fish was thought to originate from a pairing of a male Midas Cichlid (A. citrinellus) and a female Synspilum Cichlid (C. synspilum) in Taiwan in the mid 1970's.  The fish showed up in the aquarium hobby in the 1980's and is still a favorite with aquarists.  While some diehard fish keepers condemn the Parrot Cichlid as an aberration, it is still a real fish and successful spawnings have occurred, despite claims by naysayers that the fish are sterile.  One benefit to the coupling of these two cichlid species is that the fish retains the bright orange color of the Midas Cichlid, but not its attitude.  The Midas is one of the most aggressive species of New World cichilds and is difficult to find tank mates it will tolerate outside of catfish.  The Parrot Cichlid can be a bit bossy, but usually a lot more tolerant of other fish than the Midas Cichlid is.  Feeding live foods on a regular basis (particularly fish) will result in a more aggressive parrot fish.

PH Levels - 6 to 7.8

Hardness Levels - 70 to 210 ppm

Temperature - 72 to 78°F

Level of Difficulty - Level 3

Size - Medium

Aggression Level - 2

Possible Tankmates - Middle/South American Cichlid, Bala Shark

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yellow cichlid labidochromis caeruleus