Parrot Fish

parrot fishParrot Fish come in gorgeous colors, with their scales sparkling in the underwater sunlight.  Pictured here is the Rainbow Parrot Fish.  Named for their parrot-like mouths, they feed on a wide variety of reef organisms.  And with their teeth, they grind up the coral rock that the fish ingested during feeding. After they digest they excrete the rock as sand helping to create small islands and the sandy beaches of Belize.  One parrot fish can produce 90 kg of sand each year, and they grow up to 20 inches long.

The Parrotfish is a species of fish in the family Cephalopodidae. It is a medium-sized freshwater fish that can reach a length of 15 centimeters. Parrotfish are found in the Indo-Pacific region, where they are found in the Indian Ocean and Pacific Ocean. They are known for their ability to mimic sounds and make their own tunes, which they use to communicate with other fish. They are also known for their ability to move slowly, making them easy to catch.

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