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    What kind of parrot fish is this?

    Discussion in 'Flowerhorn, Blood Parrots and Other Cichlid Crosse' started by swervo513, May 24, 2011.

    1. swervo513

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      I went to the pet store and picked up a pair of what were described as lutino parrots. However I could not clearly understand or recall what the chinese woman said but it sounded something like that. I googled them and nothing came up. I was wondering if you guys could help me to identify this fish. What is it and what crossbred fish make it look like that? I apologize for the low quality photo.
       

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      i am pretty sure that is just a flowerhorn x parrot fish. not sure which flowerhorn but thats what it looks like.
       
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      idk but looks like a hybrid with a jack dempsey
       
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      Cant be a cross with a flowerhorn because parrots themselves are sterile and can not produce young - from what I know. I am surprised that no one has heard of these guys. I guess they are fairly new to the trade.
       
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      not sure about the mix with fh or a jd but its the males that are not sterile. But there are rare cases that sometimes a male is sterile. I seen several breed of fish crossed with the blood parrot. most of the one i seen is a female blood parrot crosed with somethiing else. Not even sure the one in the pic is a cross breed. lol
       
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      I've seen convict x BP, that looks like a ZZ x BP to me.
       
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      parrot fish the hybrid are not sterile. most females are fertile and 99% of males are sterile. i have breed female parrots to flowerhorns before. there is still some fertile males out there also but ive never encountered one. the image you showed, that is how a regular parrot hybrid fish looks in youth before fading. dont be surprised if he starts to turn black soon.

      it also could be a killin bp x flowerhorn
       
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      I think you got it dork. (hehe no offense) That is probably what the chinese lady was trying to say. I searched killin parrot fish and it looked exactly like the older one looked like. Thanks
       
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      so how do you make a killin parrot?
       
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      That is 100% Kilin Parrot.

      Since this is hybrid Cichlid please post this in the Flowerhorn and Other Cichlid Crosses section and not in the Other Hybrids.
       

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