The Blood Parrot cichlid is a hybrid but unable to confirm what parents they true came from. The Parrot cichlid can live ten years but has known to live upward of fifteen years. Blood Parrots should have a high quality diet consisting of pellet and flake, although they adore bloodworms should only be given as a treat. Put a small flower pot in the tank with plants around the pot, they love to hide and this gives a way for you to always view them without making them unconfutable. We personally love this fish because it looks like they are always smiling.