Parrot Fish

Poisson Peroquet

Food

The Parrot fish alimentation consist primarily of algae extracted from chunks of coral ripped from a reef. The coral is pulverized with grinding teeth in the fishes’ throats in order to get to the algae-filled polyps inside. Much of the sand in the parrot fish's range is actually the ground-up, undigested coral they excrete.
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Habitat

Pparrot fish are abundant in and around the tropical reefs of all the world’s oceans. There are about 80 identified species, ranging in size from less than 1 to 4 feet (30 to 120 centimeters) in length.
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Natural predators

When young and small, the parrot fish is hunted by other larger fish. As the parrot fish grows it gains bigger and meaner predators: the black tip reef shark, the white tip reef shark, large carnivorous fish, octopuses, other sharks that may be wondering around by the reefs.
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