What is a jellybean parrot fish

A jellybean parrot fish is a dyed specimen of the blood parrot fish
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Jellybean parrot fish are light-colored or albino blood parrots that are dyed to achieve various colors, including pinks, purples and blues in addition to others. One method to achieve the jellybean parrot fish is to inject dye under the skin, but the color fades within months. Some people refer to jellybean parrots instead as the particular color they end up being, such as blue parrot fish or pink parrot fish. Colorized fish often have poor health and potentially premature deaths. Blood parrot fish can grow to be 8 inches long, and have a lifespan of up to 10 years.
jellybean parrot fish
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Dyed Blood Parrots: These are often called Jellybean or Bubblegum Parrots, but are just dyed Blood Parrots. They are also confused as being a hybrid of Blood Parrot and Pink Convict which is not the case. These fish should be not be purchased. jellybean parrot fish
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Jellybean Parrot has bumps/white spots, please help meidentify
Jellybean Parrot Cichlid With HITH 11/21/10

I have a jellybean parrot fish that is about 7 years old. It hasrecently developed white bumps/spots on its head. My husband thoughtthe change in her appearance was due to age and so he dismissed it. Hethinks he first noticed them about a week ago. I've attached twophotos. The large bump in the center of her head is actually a clusterof bumps. It is white on the surface and somewhat fluffy in appearancewith a red coloring underneath. As I'm hoping you can see in thephoto, it is a protruding growth. There is a line of smaller whitespots along the back of her head.
The top of the fin on the left side of the second photo also appears tobe abnormal in shape/color. The pale areas of the body are her normalcoloring. She is eating and behaving normally.
She is in a 55 gal tank with a rainbow, a catfish (I don't rememberwhat breed) and several tetras. The last water change was 5 days agoand may have been a little overdue but not much. We do not have aquality test kit, only the simple strips. The water had not been testedin a long time and when I tested tonight the levels were not good. Thenitrate level was 80, nitrite 3, pH 7.2, alkalinity 80 and the waterwas hard 150. My husband is doing a 25% water change now. Thetemperature of the tank is 76 degrees.
I've tried to research the problem online but have only become moreconfused. I do not want to treat her for the wrong thing and cause moreproblems. I'd greatly appreciate your opinions.
Thank you! Kim

Get the nitrates down to under 20 ppm with water changes. The lower thenitrates the better your fish will be. In a hospital tank treat with acombination of Metronidazole and Nitrofuranace. If you fish is stilleating
then start feeding medicated foods with these medicines in it. I wouldstill treat the water too. The key to a full recovery is an earlytreatment.-Chuck>(1) Constipation can and does cause problems for fish, especially "deformed" varieties like fancy Goldfish and Blood Parrot (= Jellybean) cichlids. The problem for these fish is that their spines are deformed and their swim bladders displaced, and these factors make is difficult for them to balance properly. Constipation is, of course, a solid lump in the digestive tract, and if that causes the centre of mass to shift, it's possible for the fish to find it difficult to maintain its correct orientation. Some writers here at WWM refer to this as "floaty, bloaty goldfish" syndrome. Diet is often the key factor, a lack of fibre being what causes constipation, and both Goldfish and Blood Parrots (indeed, most cichlids) would be partly or primarily herbivorous in the wild, so given a processed diet based around flakes and meaty foods like bloodworms, they often end up constipated. It's easily fixed though; read here:"Ah, lets see what can I tell you about blood parrots? I guess the best place to start is to debunk some myths. There are exceptions to any rule as you know but generally speaking BP's have no trouble swimming, or with their swim bladder, they have no trouble eating anything, nor are they shy about eating, they are more docile than their red devil parents but can be very aggressive especially when breeding. Mine has drawn blood defending her eggs! They are thought to be hybrids of red devils and perhaps midas, cichlids but no one knows for sure. As with any hybrid most of them are mules but some are fertile and will breed with many other south american cichlids. BP's and convicts are the parents of jellybeans, and BP's and flowerhorns will give off the variety known as King Kong. These fish will get huge, up to 12" or so. BTW, most BP's will get to be about 6". Unfortunately these fish are targeted by many breeders for dyeing, and also for other in-bred mutations like! having no caudal fins or deformed fins (heart BP or bloody heart!), or deformed dorsal fins (unicorns).If you are the owner of a Bubblegum or Jellybean parrot I would refer to the breeding habits of convicts also. Although they will breed in a similar manner to the true parrot cichlids, they are half convict so a little investigation on your part is in order. There has been many reported cases of these types raising fry. These are easy fish to breed if the right conditions are present. Since this page is dedicated mostly to the true parrot cichlid, I am not going to go into any further detail on the the jellybeans and the bubblegums.