Fish Guide

Yellow-Eyed Kole Tang   (Ctenochaetus strigosus)
Family: Acanthuridae (Tangs/Surgeonfishes)
Natural Range: Pacific Ocean
Depth: 3 to 370 ft.   Size: 7 in.   Jumps: No   Space: 75+ gal.
Reef Safe: Yes   Care Level: Moderate   Temperament: Peaceful
Diet: Algae, detritus
Natural History: The Yellow-Eyed Kole Tang is generally found individually over rocky substrate in lagoons with strong current. They prefer rocky substrates because of its preference for filamentous and diatomaceous algae. This species has comb-like teeth that it uses to graze algae and detritus from rock and rubble.
Husbandry: Yellow-Eyed Kole Tangs are less aggressive than other tangs and should be housed with other unaggressive fish. Adequate algae must be provided for this species in the marine aquarium.

AKA: Spotted Surgeonfish

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