Why the Blue Parrotfish is Just Like You

Where’s the Food?

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Just like you, the Blue Parrotfish is always hungry. In fact, they spend about 80% of their day looking for food, which consists of algae found on coral and rocks. We all gotta eat our greens!

They’re All About Giving Back

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Using their special teeth, Blue Parrotfish grind up ingested rocks which are then eliminated to make new sand! This new sand eventually leads to small islands being formed. Thanks for the Caribbean Islands, Blue Parrotfish!

Pajamas are a Must

parrot Fish can make themselves a kind of mucus sleeping bag

Before sleeping, Blue Parrotfish secrete a thick mucus that covers them while they slumber. They wear their ‘pajamas’ to cover up their smell to protect them from predators. Same reason you wear pajamas, right?

A+ Photobombers

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Blue Parrotfish have no reserves about jumping into your photo, flashing their white teeth in the camera’s face.

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