Parrot fish are found in relatively shallow tropical and subtropical oceans throughout the world, but primarily in the Indo-Pacific region. They are found in coral reefs, rocky coasts and seagrass beds, and play a significant role in bio-erosion. Their numerous teeth are arranged in a tightly packed mosaic on the external surface of the jaw bones, forming a parrot-like beak with which they pry algae from coral and other rocky substrates contributing to the process of bio erosion.
They are considered to be herbivores, parrotfish eat a wide variety of reef organisms, and they are not necessarily vegetarian. Their feeding activity is important for the production and distribution of coral sands, and can prevent algae from choking coral. The teeth grow continuously, replacing material worn away by feeding. The pharyngeal teeth grind up the coral and coral line algae the fish ingest during feeding. After they digest the rock, they excrete it as sand, helping to create small islands and the sandy beaches of the Caribbean. One parrotfish can produce 200 lb of sand each year.
Almost all species are sequential hermaphrodites, starting as females (known as the initial phase) and then changing to males (the terminal phase). Species color: the initial phase is dull red, brown or grey, while the terminal phase is vividly green or blue with bright pink or yellow patches.
Feeding parrotfish of most tropical species form large schools grouped by size. Harems of several females presided over by a single male are normal in most species, the males vigorously defending their position from any challenge.
One Parrott Fish 12 6/8 inches or more (comes with ring at top for hanging)..... OUT OF STOCK
One Parrott Fish 15 6/8 inches or more(comes with ring at top for hanging)..... $30