I think some are pure convicts though because blood parrot convict hybrids (polar blue parrots) only get around 2-3 inches and have short stubby bodieslonehunter said:I got in touch and well your all part right I guess there actually hybrids between the convict cichlid and the blood parrot the first photo really does look like a normal body blood parrot so I guess it won’t have the problems of a short body one so it I’ll live longer but there all hybrids between the 2
Really where did you find this study where can I see itchromedome52 said:Bloody Parrots are Deformed Red Devils. Despite the massive sales pitch saying BP is a hybrid, it is not. Over 20 years ago, when the first BP started showing up, genetic studies were done at the University of Michigan. They found only Amphilophus labiatus DNA in those fish. Despite the truth being scientifically known, the falsehood has continued to be propagated in the hobby. The evidence is all around you; Rams, Mollies, Platies, and other deformed fish, often called "Balloon Bodied", are the same spinal deformity as the Bloody Parrot.
Red Devil x Convict hybrids date back to the 1960s or 70s, and were not deformed like the BP. They simply were too ugly to propagate.