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Propagation and cultivation of Parrotfishes
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Parrotfish is a beautiful hybrid of the family Scaridae and the order Perciformes that is created by genetic manipulation of the fish cichlid (Amphilophus citrinellus) and the female red-headed cichlid (Paraneetroplus synspilus). Parrotfishes by chewing grasses and coral reefs and preventing their overgrowth are considered as a determining factor in the structure and bioerosion of marine diversity. Six genders have been reported from the parrot family of fish in the waters of the Persian Gulf and the Sea of Oman. They have structural abnormalities (curved and round vertebrae, always open mouth) and sexual (inability to fertilize eggs). Due to the aggressive behavior of the fish and the restrictions, they are difficult to maintain in the aquarium and should not be adjacent to very small or very peaceful fish. Parrotfishes are omnivorous and feed on triangular mouths and beaks, as usual, on algae and invertebrates, live corals, and shellfish. These fish are male to female hermaphrodites and usually change sex at 7 years of age. Their eggs are pelagic and do not take care of them. No obvious secondary sexual characteristics are seen in these fish. After spawning, the eggs or parents can be moved. By mating a male Texas cichlid with a red femalechr('39')s original can, red Texas, which is very rare, can be created, or beautiful rays can be propagated by mating a male flower horn with a femalechr('39')s redchr('39')s.
Keywords: Parrotfish, Propagation and cultivation, Scaridae
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2021/02/8 | Accepted: 2020/12/30 | Published: 2020/12/30
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Propagation and cultivation of Parrotfishes. 3. 2020; 7 (4) :11-16
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مجله علمی-ترویجی آبزیان زینتی Journal of Ornamental Aquatics
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