Saltwater Fish / Marine Videos
 

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18 | Video - Bicolor Parrotfish Cetoscarus bicolor The Bicolor Parrotfish has three phases. This video shows the terminal (adult) phase. The juvenile is white with an orange bar covering the front part of the fish except the snout. This fish can reach up to 36 inches in length. They are found in the Indo-pacific, Red Sea to Tuamotus and the southern portion of the Great Barrier Reef. They are almost impossible to keep in captvie environments because of their large size and herbivorous diet. In the wild they eat the algae that grows on dead coral skeletons. Their specialized teeth are well adapted to scraping coral skeletons as seen in this video. In the aquarium they will do the same thing but since most reef aquariums don't keep dead coral skeletons, they will turn on live corals and destroy them. 
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