Greenblotch Parrotfish

(4 customer reviews)


Care Level: Beginner

Minimum Tank Requirements: 30 Gallons

Diet: Omnivore

Reef Safe: Yes

Temperament: Peaceful

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The Greenblotch Parrotfish, Sparisoma atomarium, is primarily an algae eater as opposed to the other types of parrotfish, which are primarily coral eaters.  This type of parrotfish does not get very large only around 5 inches in length which makes them great for aquariums.  They also enjoy pellet foods, and other meaty foods if you do not have an algae problem.
The ones that we sell are around 1 to 2 inches in length since they get harder to determine types once they get their adult colorations.

Please Note:  Any new fish purchased from us or from a local pet store should to be quarantined.  All fish from anywhere in the wild can be possible carriers of bacteria and protozoa that can lead to an infection in your system, so we always recommend that you use some sort of quarantine system prior to adding them to your system.  If you have a fish only system and can medicate the whole system, you may not need a separate quarantine tank.  If you have a reef system that cannot be medicated, a good ultraviolet sterilization system should prevent any kind of disease outbreak.  We medicate our system for bacterial infections and protozoans, but because we don’t always hold our fish for long periods of time, there is no way to be sure all the protozoan cysts have been killed.  A little bit of prevention will save you lots of trouble down the line.

Additional information

Dimensions 1 × 1 × 1 in

4 reviews for Greenblotch Parrotfish

  1. Don Rich (verified owner)

    What a great fish! My Greenblotch Parrotfish was part of my first order, and I was really anxious about the shipment. I’m over a thousand miles away from Islamorada (in Virginia), it was nearing the height of shipping season (a couple of weeks before Christmas), and on top everything it had stopped snowing just before the shipment arrived. I pictured a temperature shocked, completely stressed fish. Instead, my package arrived in great shape and warm thanks to the heat pack that was included in the insulated box. I discovered a healthy and great looking parrotfish that quickly relaxed and adapted to my quarantine tank, and which has now became a great addition to my reef tank. Thanks, guys!

  2. Larry

    I now have three Greenblotch Parrotfish, probably a male and two females. They are pretty, they never hide, they have never shown signs of illness, and they eat all types of aquarium foods. What I like most about them is that they never bother or harass any other creatures in my tank (including each other), and they are never bothered by any other fish that have been placed in the aquarium with them.

  3. Dwayne Honeycutt

    These guys are a beautiful peaceful fish. Fun to observe.

  4. Matt Pedersen

    I’ve now received several of these from Kara and Philipp and they are just awesome. I think of them like little Florida Algae-Eating Fairy Wrasses. The ones Kara sends are all juveniles/females. Earlier I obtained a few males. In my experience, the males fight in confined spaces. They juveniles are much more agreeable with each other. Additionally, this is a species that is prone to jumping (my only losses with this species has been to jumping out of COVERED tanks, three times now in fact). This species will eradicate Caulerpa from a tank and do so VERY quickly. Hair algae takes longer and isn’t a favorite of theirs, but they will eat that too in my experience.

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