Please ID this Tang

Discussion in 'ID Needed' started by Junz, 20 Sep 2009.

  1. Junz

    Junz

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    Hi guys

    i need a quick ID on the following tang and its behavoir as well as it final size

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  3. jacquesb

    jacquesb Retired Moderator

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    Hi Junz - it's a bristletooth tang. It eats MOSTLY algae. Usually relatively peaceful. BUT, can / might have quarrels with the scopas and/or sailfin tangs (due to the same / similar bodyshapes).....

    I had one - awesome fish to have in your tank!
     
  4. Annoying

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    Not so sertain but it looks like a bristletooth kole tang.

    [​IMG] Due to variations within species, your item may not look identical to the image provided. Kole Yellow Eye Tang (Ctenochaetus strigosus) QUICK STATS Minimum Tank Size: 70 gallons Care Level: Moderate Temperament: Peaceful Reef Compatible: Yes Water Conditions: 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025 Max. Size: 7" Color Form: Tan Diet: Herbivore Compatibility: View Chart Origin: Hawaii Family: Acanthuridae [​IMG]+ View larger image 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. Offer dried seaweed tied to a rock or use a veggie clip, and feed at least 3 times per week. Sea Veggies, Seaweed Salad and Ocean Nutrition are all ideal products and are very easy to use. Hope it helps
     
  5. Junz

    Junz Thread Starter

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    Thanks guys, its rather purplish with a yellow fins when he is on the tank...

    will try to get a in tank shot soon

    thanks alot
     
  6. Afsal

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    where's u get him from ??? he looks like a pencil surgeon to me
     
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