White Tail Yellow Eye Kole Tang (Ctenochaetus flavicauda)

$300.00 Sold out

Max Size: 6 1/2 inches
Diet: Herbivore
Temperament: Semi-Aggressive
Reef Compatible: Yes
Minimum Tank Size: 70 gallons

The White Tail Bristletooth Tang originates from the crystal-clear waters of Tahiti in the South Pacific. This stunning fish showcases a striking red body adorned with captivating orange spots on its head that extend into lines along its body, creating a beautiful contrast against its creamy white tail. The bright yellow ring around its eyes adds to its remarkable appearance. Ctenochaetus Tangs possess a unique protruding mouth with bristle-like teeth, enabling them to sift, sort, and scrape for food.

To provide the best care for this species, a spacious aquarium of at least 70 gallons or larger is required to allow ample swimming room. The White Tail Bristletooth Tang is known to be aggressive towards other Tangs and may experience harassment from its own species, but it tends to be peaceful with other fish and sessile invertebrates.

Ensuring a balanced diet is essential for these Tangs. Although they will consume meaty foods along with other fish in the aquarium, offering an abundance of marine-based seaweed and algae is crucial for their overall well-being. Providing dried seaweed tied to a rock or using a veggie clip is a suitable method for feeding, and they should be fed at least 3 times per week. High-quality products such as Sea Veggies, Seaweed Salad, and Seaweed Selects are recommended for their diet. These fish are particularly beneficial for controlling algae growth in saltwater fish or reef aquariums.

By following these care guidelines, you can create a thriving and visually striking environment for your White Tail Bristletooth Tang. Enjoy the beauty and unique behaviors of this remarkable species in your aquarium!