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hoplarchus psittacus-the real parrot cichlid

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These guys are indeed lovely if you're into South American species such as Heros sp./Uaru sp. etc. If I ever saw these in Australia I'd snap them up regardless of price.

The "Parrots" you saw would be the vibrant Central American Hypsophrys nicaraguensis.

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These guys are indeed lovely if you're into South American species such as Heros sp./Uaru sp. etc. If I ever saw these in Australia I'd snap them up regardless of price.

The "Parrots" you saw would be the vibrant Central American Hypsophrys nicaraguensis.

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oooh i like them :egrin: where were they mate?

Edit: just re-read and saw they were at nerang... :roll:

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There are a few Cichlids with the tag Parrot...

Blood Parrot

Parrot Fish

The ones you saw as Japes said were likely Nica Parrots. There are German bred ones of these with vibrant colours of intense gold and green from very small. Some of the common tank bred ones don't get their colour until they reach 12cm+

I have 2 Nica Parrots - beautiful fish!!

Here's one of mine - a German Bred (according to the petshop :? )

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Todd

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