Blue-Barred Parrotfish

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Blue-Barred Parrotfish

This fish is known as Blue-Barred Parrotfish and the correct latin name is Scarus ghobban. It belongs to the Parrotfish family. (e) Origin of this fish is Indo-Pacific. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

A peaceful Parrotfish.

Blue-Barred Parrotfish can grow up to 90 cm what is approximately 35 inches. So 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). Capacity of very large aquariums is at least 700 Litres (185 US Gallons).

It is difficult to keep the Blue-Barred 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 recommended pH level is between 8.0 and 8.3 since marine fish are used to these levels in general.

Scarus Ghobban is an omnivore. Accepts a variety of food starting with algae and ending with meat. These fishes create a bed before they go to sleep. This is why they’re not eaten while sleeping.

Blue-Barred Parrotfish picture no. 1

Blue-Barred Parrotfish picture no. 2

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Document modified on Fri Dec 21 18:42:20 UTC 2007
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