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The parrotfishes are one of the most important group of species. They have got the name from the beaklike mouth formed by teeths grown together. They use that beak to eat coralpolypps, and to grind coralskelletons in order to get to the algae living in there. In the other end, it release coralsand, one fish can produce as mutch as one ton of it yearly. Usually they eat in small groups, if you see one, hold your breath, and you will kear the sound when they bite the corals. At bedtime some species dig theirselve down in the sand, other produce a cokon of mucus where it hides. This makes it more difficult for predators to locate them.

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  • Written Sep 15, 2004
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