Rainbow Parrotfish (Scarus guacamaia)

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==Tank compatibility==
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== Diet ==
== Diet ==

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Rainbow Parrotfish

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Rainbow Parrotfish

Scarus guacamaia

Difficult

1,892.706 liters
1,892,705.89 mL
1892.7 Litres (500 US G.)

119.38 cm 101.6-119.4cm (40-47 ")

sg

1.020 - 1.025

pH

8.0 - 8.2

294.261 K
21.111 °C
529.67 °R
297.039 K
23.889 °C
534.67 °R
21.1-23.9°C (70 -75 °F)

8-12 °d

1:1 M:F

5-15 years




Contents

Alternative names

Rainbow Parrotfish

Origin

Found in the Western Atlantic, around Bermuda, Florida, the Bahamas and Argentina.

Sexing

These fish are able to change sex, females are able to become males when not enough males are present.

Tank compatibility

This fish is classified as Vulnerable (VU) on ICUN's Red List,[1] it is therefore unlikely to be found available to the pet trade. If it was found, it needs a very large tank and is generally peaceful towards tankmates.

Diet

Feeds mainly on algae, specifically benthic algae which it scrapes off rocks with it's beak-like mouth.

Feeding regime

Will constantly graze algae.

Environment Specifics

This is a large fish and needs a very large tank to accommodate it and with plenty of algae growth to graze on. It also needs caves provided for it as it can be shy.

Behaviour

An active grazing fish, constantly moving to find new sites on which to feed.

Identification

Fins are a muted orange in colour with streaks of green running through them and edged with blue. The body oval shaped and is mottled green, blue, brown and muted orange. The dental plates around the mouth are green. No colour difference between sexes.

Pictures

References

  1. 2007 ICUN Red List entry for the Rainbow Parrotfish

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