TRUE PARROT CICHLID (HOPLARCHUS PSITTACUS)
The True Parrot Cichlid (Hoplarchus psittacus) is a large South American cichlid species that matures to trememndous blue, green, olive, and turquoise coloration. Due to its size and later breeding age, it is not bred as commonly and frequently as many other New World cichlid species. It is, however, a very majestic and rewarding species that is long-lived and worthy of centerpiece display in the large aquarium. Please note that this is a pure species and is not to be confused with the various hybrid "parrot" cichlids such as the blood parrot.