Redtail Parrotfish

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Redtail Parrotfish

This fish is known as Redtail Parrotfish and the correct latin name is Sparisoma chrysopterum. The family that this marine fish species belongs to is called the Parrotfish family. (e) It's origin is Western Atlantic. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

A peaceful fish.

Redtail Parrotfish can grow up to 50 cm what is approximately 19 inches. 1 specimen basically needs at least 6000cm2 of water surface which is approximately 930 square inch. This fish should be kept in aquariums 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 easy to keep the Redtail 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.

Requires rocks in order to bite them. Otherwise the teeths will overgrow.

Redtail Parrotfish picture 1

Redtail Parrotfish picture 2



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Document modified on Sat Dec 22 12:14:08 UTC 2007
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