Care Level: Moderate
Reef Compatible: No
Max. Size: Up to 35"
Bicolor Parrotfish (Cetoscarus bicolor)
The Bicolor Parrotfish, otherwise known as the Irobudai and the Two-color parrotfish is a type of fish that changes color with maturation.
As juveniles, they are white in color with an orange stripe running across the face. They are also adorned with orange caudal and dorsal fins. Once they mature, their colors change from white to blue and their orange striping transform into spots in various colors along the fins.
It is best to house the Bicolor Parrotfish in a 280 gallon tank or larger with live coral or rock. These fish are not deep sea swimmers, so they need brightly lit aquariums with plants to stimulate a natural environment. If keeping them in a reef aquarium, do so with caution. They tend to nip at soft and stony corals (sessile invertebrates).
The diet of the Bicolor Parrotfish should include: meaty preparations, algae, and planktons.