Who is not fascinated by the beauty of a Parrotfish? These fishes are more than what you think. This species is the key to preserve our coral reefs. The colourful, seaweed-eating, sand-pooping animal, Parrotfish is the heart and soul of coral reefs. Parrotfishes do many things that help us save our coral reefs.
- Parrotfishes’ diet includes algae and dead coral. They spend up to 22hrs of the day nibbling. In short, they clean the reef. This is a vital activity because reefs can be suffocated by algae.
- After eating all those greens, they excrete the finest white sand – pounds of it! Each living parrotfish can release up to 320 kilograms of sand every year.
- They have delightfully garish fashion sense. Parrotfish are a big part of what makes scuba diving so colorful...