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My article about Green Parrot Fish
I have wrote an article about Green Parrot Fish this week. I hope it is good . My mother tongue is french so excuse me for any grammar mistakes.
Do you think it is a good quality article ?
Green Parrot Fish
Green Parrot Fish aren't competitive. They are hardy and desease resistant. They get their name from their beak like teeth and wildly bright colours.
Even in captivity, they can get fairly large, some reaching sizes of 2 feet. In the wild they like to come together in small group with one mature male acting as a leader, and if the male dye, one of the female will proceed to a sex change which take a few days.
Parrot Fish should be kept only by intermediate/advanced aquarist because of their size which require a big tank, but also because of their diet. Indeed, as Parrot Fish eat algea on reef, they will eventually destroy it while feeding on it. If you keep a Parrot Fish, make sure they feed a lot as in the wild they are constantly graing. If they don't, their beak will continue to grow.
Parrot Fish can/should eat :
Sea Weed (nori), NLS or spirulina pellets, mysis.
Aquarium Environment :
Specific Gravity : 1.020 to 1.025
pH : 8.1 to 8.5
Temperature : 72 to 78 F (22 to 26 C)
Tank Capacity : 100 to 300 gallon (380 to 1200 liter)
Hiding places such as caves
If you can manage to fulfill the necessities of food and space, parrotfish are quite entertaining because they are always on the move, looking for algea on which to graze.
Check out this web page that I think explains everything very clearly : About Signs of Breeding in Parrot Fish | eHow.com
Baby Parrot Fish :
Green Parrot Fish eggs are elongated and oval. The juvenile rapidly adapt to a diet based on extruded potrein-rich pellets. According to the study run by the Secretariat of the Pacific, small Parrot Fish show more rapid growth in term of daily weight gain, and their protein needs are very high. It can reach 20% of their biomass.
Did you know: In the wild, Parrot Fish produce 90kilos of sand each year.
To go further :
Shedd Aquarium - Chicago | Parrotfish
Parrot Fish, Parrot Fish Pictures, Parrot Fish Facts - National Geographic
Fishwise - Scarus sordidus - Forsskål 1775
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Re: My article about Green Parrot Fish
Really this is a valuable article for others. I just want to share that Parrotfish are mostly tropical, perciform marine fish of the family Scaridae. Abundant on shallow reefs of the Atlantic, Indian and Pacific Oceans, the parrotfish family contains ten genera and about 90 species.