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Parrotfish is the common name for members of the large family Scaridae, which live in coral reefs throughout the Caribbean as well as the Atlantic and Pacific ocean. There are over 80 different species of parrotfish varying in colour and pattern even between males, females and juveniles, with each going through a variety of colour changes as they age.Colours range from blues, yellows, browns, blacks, reds, bright orange and greens. The variety in colour has made it difficult for even scientists to discern exactly between the number of different species that exist.Parrotfish are herbivores that eat plant life by chewing hard corals and digesting the encrusting algae and zooxanthellae (symbiotic algae that lives in coral polyps.) They will also eat sea grass if it is available.