Can anyone tell me what these two fish are doing? Are they fighting matting? This is the first time I caught this behavior. They normally do not even notice or pay attention to one another.
Actually not. Blood parrots are a malformed mutant form, likely not a hybrid. Same goes for the Acara, which are linebred from some mutants.
I agree, separate them.At the moment both fish can not use the colours of their natural cichlid grandparents to send any kind of message / body language. The electric blue acara is switched on colour wise permanently for humans enjoyment. The parrot can’t change colour to be submissive ether.
My suggestion is to separate.
It's a thing of de jure (by law) and de facto, until somebody does a DNA analysis we won't know for sure.I can only work with what is considered fact in Australia MacZ
I have a couple of hundred electric blue acara that I can not take to auction in any aquarium society in Australia because as far as our rules go they are considered a hybrid. If I am wrong I apologise / apologize Jkross1123. I believe the blood parrot is treated the same in Australia?