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Parrot Fish


Parrot Fish

This bird-fish has a lot in common with the bird-bird. 

Coming in green, blue, yellow, red, orange, and pink, “it is more than just the colors that cause them to be similar to the design of a Parrot. They also have rows of tiny teeth and a face that is similar to the beak of that particular bird.”

With those “beaks,” parrot fish are a sort of guardians of the coral reefs, which are rapidly disappearing. 

“The Parrot Fish plays a very important role when it comes to the issues of bioerosion due to their feeding habits. They use the sharp beak to be able to remove algae from rocks. This helps with the production and maintenance of the coral sand for the reef biome as well. They grind up small rocks while eating and when they excrete it, they create sand.” (BioExpedition)

See for yourself on the Aquarium of the Pacific Live Cam represents the warm, 80-degree waters of Micronesia, which contain an incredible diversity of coral, fish, and other colorful marine life.