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What Is a Jellybean Parrot Fish?

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A jellybean parrot fish is a dyed specimen of the blood parrot fish. Blood parrot fish are a hybrid and are consequently not found in the wild.

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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.

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