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  • Parore

    • A dark brownish-green coloured fish with narrow darker vertical bands.  Slow growing. 

    • Scientific Name: Girella tricuspidata
    • Habitat: Found inshore, in habours and estuaries. Fry can be caught early summer around weedy rocks and wharves
    • Temperament: A peaceful fish in a mixed tank. Can be aggressive to its own species as they grow.
    • Tank Age/Maturity: 100 litres but these guys ultimately will need 1,000 litres plus.
    • Diet: In the wild they are primarily a plant eater but will readily adapt to eat everything from flake to mussel flesh, even scraping algae off the rocks in the tank.
    • Threatened Species: N/A
    • Special Requirements: Need room to swim, but these guys as they grow can become quite territorial with new fish.
    • Endemic: N/A
    • Size: 60cm
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