This species can be found in the Red Sea. The similar species which is widespread in the Indo-Pacific is Cetoscarus ocellatus. The bicolour parrotfish is associated with coral reefs. It usually can be found in lagoons and seaward reefs at depths between 1 and 30 m (3 ft 3 in and 98 ft 5 in). Small juveniles are usually found among dense coral and in algae-rich habitats.


Additional Information

Care Level:


Minimum Tank Size:

50 gallons

Reef Compatible:

With caution

Water Conditions:

72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025