Bicolor Parrotfish

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Bicolor Parrotfish

This marine aquarium fish is known as Bicolor Parrotfish and the correct latin name is Cetoscarus bicolor. The family that this marine fish species belongs to is called the Parrotfish family. (e) It's origin is Indo-Pacific. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

Generally a peaceful fish which requires a lot of space and which is very demanding. Not recommended for beginners.

Bicolor Parrotfish can grow up to 90 cm what is approximately 35 inches. In general, 1 specimen requires at least 10800cm2 of water surface which is approximately 1674 square inch. It is recommended to raise this species in fish tanks that are very large. (e) Medium aquariums have at least 113 Litres (30 US Gallons). Large aquariums have at least 265 Litres (70 US Gallons). Very large aquariums hold at least 700 Litres (185 US Gallons).

It is difficult to keep the Bicolor Parrotfish. (e) The specific gravity (SG) should be between 1,020 and 1,025, the temperature between 23°C (73.4°F) and 26°C (78.8°F). The pH levels shouldn't be outside of 8.0 - 8.3 since most marine fish are used to the mentioned range of pH values.

Bicolor Parrotfish picture no. 1

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Bicolor Parrotfish picture no. 3
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