Purple Parrot (Grade A)


These fish’s name comes from the shape of their mouths and from their green and yellow colorings, both of these similar to those of the parrot. Besides their beak-like mouth and their coloration, these fish also have big and bright yellowish-green eyes. They can reach up to 10 inches. The Purple Blood Parrot has a deep red coloration almost looking like it is purple, some say this color comes from being artificially dyed while others say it is just a color morph. To keep these fish in captivity, water temperature should range from 76°F to 84°F and water pH between 6.5 and 7.8. The tank should have a sandy substrate and hiding places. They are a bit aggressive and as such should be kept with similar sized and similar tempered tankmates. A 42-gallon tank is a minimum recommended to keep a single fish and 10 gallons should be added per fish added to the tank.