#Fish Friday 6 – The Bicolour Parrotfish

The large and stunning Bicolour Parrotfish (Cetoscarus Bicolor) can grow up to 1.5 metres and is one of the largest Parrotfish.

Unfortunately it is only the territorial male fish that displays the beautiful turquoise and pink markings, the females are very drab looking in comparison and somewhat smaller.  The juvenile has colourings that do not match either parent and it’s hard to believe this little white and orange fish could end up so big and bright!

Males usually keep harems of females but the females can wander greatly.  Spawning often occurs during dusk in strategic places to allow the fertilised eggs to drift on the ocean current.

 

 

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