Stoplight Parrotfish (Sparisoma viride)

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Stoplight Parrotfish

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Sparisoma viride

Challenging

sg

1.02 - 1.025

pH

8.1 - 8.4

[[Minimum temperature::72 °TEMPLATE:UNITS-TEMP| ]] [[Maximum temperature::78 °TEMPLATE:UNITS-TEMP| ]]

8-12 °d

1:1 M:F

Omnivore
Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods
Other (See article)

15-20 years

Family

Scaridae



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Additional names

Dark Green Parrotfish, Parrot Chub, Moontail, Red Belly, Redbelly


Origin

Found throughout the Caribbean.

Sexing

Hermaphroditic; males change to females, and back to males.

Tank compatibility

Peaceful

Diet

Eats algae off corals by scraping off coral with their strong, beak like mouths.

Feeding regime

Daily

Environment Specifics

Reef tank

Behaviour

Fairly Peaceful

Identification

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.