Mar 16

Kole Yellow Eye Tang (Ctenochaetus strigosus)

Just back from Marinescape on Friday March 13th. Purchased a Kole Yellow Eye Tang (Ctenochaetus strigosus) about 3″ long for $59.99 CAD.

Known as one of the shyest Tangs around it took a few days before I was able to photograph him in the open.

Lookin Good

About the Kole Tang:
Ctenochaetus strigosus is known by many names including the Striped Bristletooth and Goldring Bristletooth. Both C. strigosus and the Spotted Bristletooth (C. striatus) are sometimes called Kole Yellow Eye Tang, Yellow Eye Tang, or Yelloweye Surgeonfish.

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.
Source: http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/prod_display.cfm?c=15+43+345&pcatid=345


  1. LenaShopogolik

    Great post! Just wanted to let you know you have a new subscriber- me!

  2. Sdanektir

    Are you from San Diego?

  3. Joseph

    Nope.. Sorry.

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