Bicolor Parrotfish (Cetoscarus bicolor)
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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)
- Red-Specked Parrotfish, Spotted Parrotfish, Two-Color Parrotfish
Additional scientific names
- Scarus bicolor, Scarus pulchellus, Cetoscarus pulchellus, Bolbometopon bicolor
- Endemic to the Red Sea; Its Indo-Pacific range is disputed (see notes).
- Hermaphroditic; males change to females, and back to males.
- Peaceful, mixes well with tankmates.
- Eats algae off corals by scraping off coral with their strong, beak like mouths.
- Reef tank, with coral structures to encourage grazing
- Fairly Peaceful. Will stand ground if attacked by more aggressive species.
- Juveniles are white, with an orange band bordered by black down the eyes. Adults are blue with red-purple markings.
- The species' actual range is disputed - some say the Indo-Pacific population outside of the Red Sea is a separate species entirely, Cetoscarus occellatus.
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