The Red Texas seems to have the same profile of Herichthys cyanoguttatus or Texas cichlid. At any rate there are different levels of grading’s or color ranges relative to Red Texas specimens and this makes sense given the differently colored ones being offered for sale online. One would think their all supposed to be red, right?
There are different variations of what species are crossed to produce these fish but according to Flowerhornrus they are a cichlid cross between a male H. carpintus and a female with beautiful color and markings from any of these varieties: Parrot, Flamingo, King-Kong, Redshock and Redsin. The folks over at Aquaticcentral
suggest breeding a green Texas cichlid
with a Mammon or King Kong parrot, then crossing the offspring back to the parents until a consistent red color was achieved.