Fish Guide

Chevron Tang   (Ctenochaetus hawaiiensis)
Family: Acanthuridae (Tangs/Surgeonfishes)
Natural Range: Pacific Ocean
Depth: 3 to 200 ft.   Size: 11 in.   Jumps: No   Space: 180+ gal.
Reef Safe: Yes   Care Level: Moderate   Temperament: Peaceful
Diet: Algae, zooplankton, detritus
Natural History: Chevron tangs differ markedly between juvenile and adult. Juvenile Chevron Tangs are bright orange-red with leaf-like vein markings while adults are black with green vein markings. Young chevron tangs frequent coral-rich habitats while the adults favor rocky/boulder reef zones.
Husbandry: In contrast to the Acanthurus tangs, the Chevron Tang is peaceful and may be harassed by other fish. It primarily feeds on filamentous algae, but a varied diet is essential.

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