Quoy's Parrotfish

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Quoy's Parrotfish

This fish is known as Quoy’s Parrotfish and the correct latin name is Scarus quoyi. The family that this marine fish species belongs to is called the Parrotfish family. (e) Origin of this species is Indo-West Pacific. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

This Parrotfish is peaceful.

Quoy's Parrotfish can grow up to 40 cm what is approximately 15 inches. In general, 1 specimen requires at least 4800cm2 of water surface which is approximately 744 square inch. This fish should be kept in aquariums that are 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 have at least 700 Litres (185 US Gallons).

It is not very difficult to keep the Quoy's 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 suggested level of pH (a measure of the acidity/basicity) is between 8.0 and 8.3 which is usual for most marine fish.

An omnivore; Feed them meat based food as well as vegetable. Like other Parrotfishes, they create beds in the substrate before they go sleep.

Quoy’s Parrotfish picture
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Document modified on Sat Dec 22 10:22:42 UTC 2007
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