Chevron tang

Species information for the Chevron tang, in the Tangs category.

  1. FAMILY - Acanthuridae

    SCIENTIFIC NAME - Ctenochaetus Hawaiiensis

    COMMON NAME - Black Surgeonfish (Chevron Tang)

    SIZE - 11" (28 cm)

    RANGE - Central Pacific

    MIN. AQUARIUM SIZE - 100 US Gal. (379)

    FOODS AND FEEDING - Varied diet with mostly vegetable fare, dried and frozen herbivores foods, marine algae, spirulina, pieces of zucchini, broccoli, leaf lettuce, sushi nori (dried seaweed no additives). Feed 3 times a day.


    REEF COMPATIBILITY - Rarely bothers sessile invertebrates such as other suregeonfish and tangs, is prone to ich.

    CAPTIVE CARE - Not overly aggressive, will normally coexist with tankmates peacefully, has aggressive tendencies towards members of its own kind and close relatives. Keep only one per tank, likely to be picked on by other surgeonfishes, in a system without sufficient microalgae vegetable matter must be provided daily.

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    Last edited by a moderator: Mar 5, 2014
    jhnrb, Jul 10, 2009