Scarus vetulais commonly referred to as Blownose, Blue Chub, Blueman, Blue Parrotfish, Joblin Crow Parrot, Moontail, Okra peji, Queen Parrotfish, Slimy Head. Difficulty in the aquarium: Not suitable for home aquaria!. Toxicity: Has a poison harmful to health.
This is a general hint!
Scarus vetula 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 vetula in their aquarium to get a better picture about the possible danger. However, please be careful when using Scarus vetula. 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
Bloch & Schneider, 1801
Western Central Atlantic: Bermuda, Florida (USA), and Bahamas to northern South America; throughout the Caribbean Sea.
Inhabits coral reefs and adjacent habitats. Feeds on algae scraped from rocks or dead coral. Sleeps in a mucus cocoon (Ref. 9710). Often seen in groups of one super male with several young adults, most of which are probably females (Ref. 26938). A protogynous hermaphrodite