Yellow Eye "Kole" Tang "Ctenochaetus strigosus"

Yellow Eye "Kole" Tang "Ctenochaetus strigosus"

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         Ctenochaetus strigosus is known by many names including the Kole Yellow Eye Tang, Yellow Eye Tang, or Yelloweye Surgeonfish, the Striped Bristletooth and the Goldring Bristletooth

         Ctenochaetus strigosus is a marine fish from the genus Ctenochaetus which is part of the Acanthuridae family. It is commonly known as the Kole Yellow Eye Tang 

C. strigosus has an oval body shape with bold markings that change with maturity. As a juvenile, it has a yellow-gold to tan color combined with striping and spots. When matured, the body color darkens, ranging from blue to burgundy. Depending on what part of the world it is from, it can have either a majority of spots or stripes highlighting the body.

A 70 gallon or larger aquarium is necessary to provide plenty of swimming room. It is aggressive towards other Tangs, therefore, it is best to only keep one per tank. It will not harm sessile invertebrates in the reef tank environment.

Although Tangs will eat meaty foods along with the other fish in the aquarium, it is important that they are offered plenty of marine based seaweed and algae. This will strengthen their immune system, reduce aggression and improve their overall health. Offer dried seaweed tied to a rock or use a clip, and feed at least 3 times per week.