Bicolor Parrotfish

Species information for the Bicolor Parrotfish, in the Parrotfish category.

  1. FAMILY - Scaridae

    SCIENTIFIC NAME - Cetoscarus Bicolor

    COMMON NAME - Bicolor Parrotfish

    SIZE - 31.5" (80 cm)

    RANGE - Indo Pacific

    MIN. AQUARIUM SIZE - 300 US Gal. (1,136 L)

    FOODS AND FEEDING - Varied diet, chopped fresh or frozen seafoods, frozen fare for marine herbivores, frozen or live brine and mysid shrimps, flake food, pieces of live rock or, calcareous coral skeletons for grazing. Feed min. 3 times a day.


    REEF COMPATIBILITY - Can be kept with soft corals and motile invertebrates, will eat live stony corals and bite chuncks from reef rock.

    CAPTIVE CARE - Poor aquarium species. Naturally feeds on algae that encrusts the reef, crunching up substantial amounts of coral, difficult to feed and grow to very large sizes requiring very large systems to survive, in nature they cover large areas of the reef and tend to not fare well in confined spaces. May fight with members of its own species, act aggressive towards other parrot fish, otherwise is not aggressive to its tankmates.

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    Last edited by a moderator: Feb 24, 2014
    jhnrb, May 2, 2009