Found on bottoms with coral or rock.
Juveniles often occur in association with Thalassia.
Forms large feeding aggregations and feeds on plants. Sleeps in a mucus cocoon.
Reports of ciguatera poisoning
Scarus taeniopterusis commonly referred to as Princess Parrotfish. Difficulty in the aquarium: Average. A aquarium size of at least 3000 Liter is recommended. Toxicity: Has a poison harmful to health.
This is a general hint!
Scarus taeniopterus has a harmful toxin.
As a rule, animals with a harmful poison do not pose any danger in normal Aquarieaner everyday life. Read the following husbandry information and comments from aquarists who already keep Scarus taeniopterus in their aquarium to get a better picture about the possible danger. However, please be careful when using Scarus taeniopterus. Every human reacts differently to poisons.
If you suspect that you have come into contact with the poison, please contact your doctor or the poison emergency call.
The phone number of the poison emergency call can be found here:
Overview Worldwide: eapcct.org