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Parrot fish Fact file

Name: Parrot fish
Group: Fish
Habitat: Coral reefs in tropical seas

Type of growth: Continual (they do not have to shed their skin to grow).
As babies: They have a larval period where their parents take little or no care of them. Steady growth from juveniles to adults.
Other changes: Parrot fish often go through different colour stages as they grow.

Need to know: Sometimes a female parrot fish will become a male during the mating season.

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