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11 amazing hybrid animals

By: Bryan Nelson on April 21, 2010, 12:35 p.m.
A blood parrot fish in an aquarium.

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Blood parrots

First created in Taiwan in 1986, blood parrots are the hybrid offspring of either the midas cichlid and the redhead cichlid, or a green or gold Severum with the red devil. It's a controversial fish because it has several anatomical deformities, including such a narrow opening for a mouth that it's difficult for them to feed. They are bred because some fish pet owners enjoy their bright orange colors.