new icn messageflickr-free-ic3d pan white
Parrot Fish | by Waywuwei
Back to photostream

Parrot Fish

Parrot fish are the co-creators of the reef. They feed on parts of the reef where algae threatens to overpower the reef. They harvest the algae and in the process ingest dead coral limestone which they pass as coral "sand". Most of the "sand" on the reff was created by these fish. They are exquisitely beautiful

 

Dive Site: Leonoras Reef

Klein Bonaire

Bonaire, NA

5,708 views
4 faves
2 comments
Taken on August 19, 2011