Fish of the Day – Stoplight Parrotfish

Stoplight parrotfish are one of those fish that we identified with when we first started scuba diving. The males are a brilliant green colour with yellow and pink accents. They munch away with strong beak like jaws on algae on coral and sponges, often leaving teeth marks. Did you know that they poop out what they cannot digest, mainly coral they eat along with the algae, and that is what coral sand is made of!

The females are a blackish colour with red highlights.

Stoplight Parrotfish
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