Strange Animal Hybrids (The Blood Parrot)

This one got on the list solely because it has an awesome name. It's a hybridization of two species of cichlid - the redheaded cichlid and the midas cichlid. The pairing turned out pretty much as well as anything midas-related. The blood parrot has a vertically opening mouth that it can't close entirely. It can't chew and has to crush its food in its throat. It also has deformed irises and a malfunctioning swim bladder which causes it to loop in random directions sometimes. Other than that, it's just an orange fish. In recent years, there's been a large movement to stop the breeding or selling of blood parrots, since they're prone to malnutrition, and there's no reason to breed them in the first place.

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