Cetoscarus bicolor

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Common Name
Bicolor Parrot Fish
Binomial Name
Cetoscarus bicolor
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Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Scaridae
Genus: Cetoscarus
Species: bicolor

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Common Names

  • Bicolor Parrot Fish



Information about the body shape, skeletal characteristics, how it appears, colouring etc.

Similar Species

Any species that look similar to this one, that may be mixed up.

Maximum Size

Max length : 90.0 cm .[1]

Associated Organisms

Anything that lives in symbiosis, parasitic or opportunistically with it.


Notes about what they do, how they interact with others, different species etc.

Captive Care

Tank Size

The size of tank suitable for it, including reasoning behind this judgment.

Water Flow

Type and amount of water flow suitable for it.


How much lighting is required for it.


What it requires in terms of feeding, type of foods and frequency.

Growth Rate

How quickly it will grow under various conditions.


Things that adversely effect it, such as bacterial infections, parasites etc.


Addition things / items that are important for care in captivity.




Does it have any fish that it should not be housed with?


Will eat stony corals and bite sections from liverock and digest.


Is it compatible with other invertebrates such as molluscs, crustaceans and echinoderms?


How it reproduces, how suitable it is to breeding or captive propagation, techniques on how to etc.

Local Ecology


Indo-Pacific: Red Sea to the Tuamoto Islands, north to the Izu Island, south to the southern Great Barrier Reef.[1]


Occurs in clear lagoon and seaward reefs, Small juveniles usually in dense coral and algae habitats..[1]

Additional Information

Some additional notes on it that don't fit in the above sections.



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 (http://www.fishbase.org): Froese, R., Pauly, D. Fish Base, World Wide Web electronic publication, 2008, Retrieved: 18 March 2011, http://fishbase.sinica.edu.tw/summary/speciessummary.php?genusname=Cetoscarus&speciesname=bicolor.