Stoplight Parrotfish (Sparisoma viride)
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568 Litres (150 US G.)
50.8-55.9cm (20-22 ")
8.1 - 8.4
22.2-25.6°C (72 -78 °F)
- Dark Green Parrotfish, Parrot Chub, Moontail, Red Belly, Redbelly
Additional scientific names
- Scarus viridis
Origin[edit | edit source]
- Found throughout the Caribbean, from southern Florida to Bermuda, Bahamas, and throughout the Caribbean Sea to Brazil.
Sexing[edit | edit source]
- Hermaphroditic; males change to females, and back to males.
Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]
- Peaceful, mixes well with tankmates.
Diet[edit | edit source]
- Eats algae off corals by scraping off coral with their strong, beak like mouths.
Feeding regime[edit | edit source]
Environment specifics[edit | edit source]
- Reef tank, with coral structures to encourage grazing
Behaviour[edit | edit source]
- Fairly Peaceful; will stand its ground against aggressive species.
Identification[edit | edit source]
- Juveniles are reddish-brown all over; when the fish are in initial phase, they are grey, and black with a red belly. When the fish are in terminal phase, they are blue-green, with a yellow bar on the tail's middle, with another one on the edge.
Pictures[edit | edit source]
Videos[edit | edit source]
|Specimen at the New England Aquarium:|
External Links[edit | edit source]
- Fishbase (Mirrors: )