RED PARROT CICHLID The main attraction other than its color of this fish is because they are so responsive to people. The blood parrot cichlid (also known as parrot cichlid) is a hybrid cichlid. The fish was first created in Taiwan in around 1986. Its parentage consists of the Midas cichlid and the red head cichlid. Blood parrots should not be confused with other parrot cichlids or salt water Parrotfish (family Scaridae). Because this hybrid cichlid has various anatomical deformities, controversy exists over the ethics of creating the blood parrot. One of the most obvious deformities is its mouth, which has only a narrow vertical opening.