Peacock Parrot Fish ID? Flowerhorn?

Nick72


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These are being sold near me as Peacock Parrot Fish.

I’m assuming they are a hybrid between a blood parrot cichlid and something else?

They don’t look much like Peacock colouring to me? Perhaps more Flowerhorn?

The one in the photo is 5-6 inches.

Anyone know anything about these fish?
 

TClare

Looks something like a mix between a parrot cichlid (shape) and flowerhorn (colour/pattern), but I don't know for sure. I don't know why peacock.
 

Nick72

Looks something like a mix between a parrot cichlid (shape) and flowerhorn (colour/pattern), but I don't know for sure. I don't know why peacock.

Yeah, that’s my take as well, but I’m confused by the Peacock reference.
 

A201

That looks like a Blood Parrot × Texas Cichlid mix.
The Peacock label is just a flashy marketing ploy emphasizing the vibrant color pattern.
 

Nick72

That looks like a Blood Parrot × Texas Cichlid mix. The Peacock label is just a flashy marketing ploy emphasizing the vibrant color pattern.

Would you expect them to max out at a Blood Parrot 6-8 inches or a Texas Cichlid 10-12 inches?

Also, would you expect them to retain the Blood Parrot temperament or follow the Texas genes and be more aggressive?
 

A201

That hybrid is likely the "half way" product of the Red Texas Cichlid breeding process.
Texas Cichlid × Red Parrot = offspring × Texas Cichlid.
I would expect the pictured hybrid to be a short bodied Cichlid w/ a bad attitude.
 

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