I recently purchased a parrot fish that they called a "Panda" parrot.

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I have 7 blood parrots that when I bought them they had some black markings that have gone away as the fish matured. I recently purchased a parrot fish that they called a "Panda" parrot. He is a pale orange with black markings. Does anyone know if the panda parrot will keep the black markings as it matures or will they fade away like the blood parrots' markings did? If they will keep the black and pale color pattern I would like to get another panda parrot but if they will go away I won't get another. Please let me know your experiences.
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The Panda Dwarf Cichlid is not a beginner fish and should should only be kept by experienced aquarists who are well versed in the issues of water chemistry. These fish are very susceptible to sudden changes as well as improper levels in the pH, hardness, and temperature of the water, They are frequent victims to disease and death brought on by changes in these water parameters. Thus, it is best for their keeper be experienced in maintaining stability when performing water changes and in understanding how different aspects of the water chemistry will interact with each other. Also, Panda Dwarf Cichlids tend to be picky and uncompromising eaters. They may require spending substantial amounts of time and money simply figuring out how and when to feed them. Blue Parrotfish 5 Weirdest Animals That You Haven't Seen Before In Your Life | Bored Panda.
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Panda Parrot | Though long thought to be a hybrid between two cichlid species, the fish known commonly as "Parrot Cichlids", "Blood Parrots", or "King Kong Parrots" are cultivated deformities of the cichlid Amphilophus citrinellus, commonly known as the Midas Cichlid. These fish have short, squat bodies and their mouths do not close completely.I have 7 blood parrots that when I bought them they had some black markings that have gone away as the fish matured. I recently purchased a parrot fish that they called a "Panda" parrot. He is a pale orange with black markings. Does anyone know if the panda parrot will keep the black markings as it matures or will they fade away like the blood parrots' markings did? If they will keep the black and pale color pattern I would like to get another panda parrot but if they will go away I won't get another. Please let me know your experiences.Just as Parrots are selectively bred for their body shape, they can also be bred for color. The "normal" colors can range from white or yellow to orange (the true "Blood Parrots" to deep red (often referred to as "purple"). Some black mottling can also occur. Some variations in body shape can also produce Parrots with a "lumpier" body as seen in the "King Kong Parrots" or tail-less fish as in the "Heart Parrots". Panda Parrots have a patchy panda-like black and white pattern. The pattern and coloration in these fish is highly variable and the fish you receive will have a different pattern than the representative shown here.I have 7 blood parrots that when I bought them they had some black markings that have gone away as the fish matured. I recently purchased a parrot fish that they called a "Panda" parrot. He is a pale orange with black markings. Does anyone know if the panda parrot will keep the black markings as it matures or will they fade away like the blood parrots' markings did? If they will keep the black and pale color pattern I would like to get another panda parrot but if they will go away I won't get another. Please let me know your experiences.I have 7 blood parrots that when I bought them they had some black markings that have gone away as the fish matured. I recently purchased a parrot fish that they called a "Panda" parrot. He is a pale orange with black markings. Does anyone know if the panda parrot will keep the black markings as it matures or will they fade away like the blood parrots' markings did? If they will keep the black and pale color pattern I would like to get another panda parrot but if they will go away I won't get another. Please let me know your experiences.This colorful dwarf is moderate to difficult to care for since water changes must be performed frequently. It does well in acidic water, needs the nitrate levels low, and the pH level must be kept within the correct parameters. A wild Panda Dwarf Cichlid is more sensitive than a tank bred specimen and breeding wild caught specimens with captive bred helps to keep the lines healthier and the fish more hardy. If water quality is ignored, as with all cichlids, disease and death can occur. Just a little dedication will reap pleasurable results from this little fish.