Polar Blue Parrot Fish

bizaliz3

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Sarah73 said:
dyed parrot fish. they have been dying many parrot fish these days.
I am almost positive these are not "jelly bean parrots" (the dyed ones). Those ones are much less natural looking in color. More neon looking. I think that these ones are just a different hybrid than the blood parrots. Mixed with something else. Like a blue convict for instance. They have been getting the common name of "blue zebra parrot fish" from what I have found.

I had two little baby versions of these a few months ago. Like the size of peas. But they didn't make it. And they definitely weren't dyed. They were just a natural looking blue with the black stripes.(I wonder if those stripes will go away with age, I will never know since mine didn't make it out of QT)

I could be wrong! I know my little ones were not dyed. And this one looks very similar. And other than the plump rounded bodies, they very closely resemble blue convicts.
 

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bizaliz3 said:
I am almost positive these are not "jelly bean parrots" (the dyed ones). Those ones are much less natural looking in color. More neon looking. I think that these ones are just a different hybrid than the blood parrots. Mixed with something else. Like a blue convict for instance. They have been getting the common name of "blue zebra parrot fish" from what I have found.

I had two little baby versions of these a few months ago. Like the size of peas. But they didn't make it. And they definitely weren't dyed. They were just a natural looking blue with the black stripes.(I wonder if those stripes will go away with age, I will never know since mine didn't make it out of QT)
yeah, when I saw jellybean I was like that's a dyed fish, but eh. *sigh*
 

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The name is a marketing ploy. The blue color comes from being a hybrid with Honduran Red Point, and it's just a balloon belly Convict hybrid; deformed domestic convicts x HRP. No Amphilophus citrinellus or labiatus in that fish at all, the bands are typical markings of Amatitlania. I have also seen this in a solid blue, which appears to be from the Platinum HRP strain, essentially the same as a Pink Convict but a different species. The two species are widely known to hybridize, it was only a matter of time before someone crossed them into the deformed lines for the color.

Jellybean Parrots are dyed, but they are not the standard Parrot; they are usually deformed Pink Convicts, which is a smaller fish. Not that hard to breed the deformity out to normal striped Convicts, since Pink is a recessive gene anyway.
 
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