3 different types of tropical Australian fish (The 3 different types of…
3 different types of tropical Australian fish
The 3 different types of tropical fish in Australia
Green blotch parrot fish
at a depth of 10 m, Redang Island, east coast of peninsular Malaysia, April 2001
Green blotch parrotfish eat marine algae, sea grasses and coral. Although they are considered to be herbivores, they do not necessarily follow a vegetarian
Green blotch parrotfish eat algae allowing for reef regrowth.
Most species are highly territorial. Algal-eating species zealously defend their ‘plot’ against intruders, regardless of
These algal feeders generally have drab colour patterns whereas the plankton-feeding damsels are brightly coloured.
Damselfish eggs are laid on coral rock and are guarded by the male until they hatch in 2-14 days. [)
Size of stonefish depends on the species. It usually reaches 14 to 20 inches in length and up to 5 pounds in
The Reef Stonefish eats fishes and crustacea. It usually waits for prey to swim past, and then strikes with incredible speed. High speed camera equipment is required to record the feeding of this [species.]
They usually live on rubble or coral bottoms, often under rocks or ledges, but are also known to be able to bury in sand using their large pectoral