Selling and trading on ReefCentral. They have several rows of small flexible comb like teeth up to 30 teeth along with a protrusive pouting mouth. It has a bright orange colored body and head with variegated bright blue lines, radiating in somewhat of a herringbone type pattern. Moderators: Moderators , Mod: Fish Discussion. Don't know if this because of availability. The Ctenochaetus species, referred to as both the Bristletooth or Combtooth Tangs, have several rows of small flexible comb like teeth up to 30 teeth along with a protrusive pouting mouth. I was feeding the corals DT's and Cyclopeeze and he was slurping the Cyclopeeze up pretty well.
It should not be housed with aggressive fish or those with a similar body shape or diet. As they grow they loose this coloration, but are still attractively colored as adults. This little juvenile Chevron Tang will eventually grow to 11," however, in his first 5 years of life, he will grow to 8. Dentoid , Oct 24, Bikinibottom , Oct 28, Many of the Acanthuridae members are very colorful, active, and attractive to aquarists. On each side of the caudal peduncle is a single spine or "scalpel" used for defense or dominance.
Chevron Tang, Ctenochaetus hawaiiensis - Tim's Tropical Fish and Aquariums
A revision of the surgeonfish genus Ctenochaetus, Family Acanthuridae, with descriptions of five new species. It's crazy, I've only seen them a couple of times from only a couple of LFS's. Please post when you have pics of him! Surgeonfish and tangs are continuous feeders and they need to be provided a proper diet. Got him when in his full juvi colors.
As continuous grazers, they will benefit from this and it will also keep the water quality higher over a longer period of time. Matt, is that ur fish? It should not be housed with aggressive fish or those with a similar body shape or diet. Sometimes that starts a feeding response. They will need a large aquarium with lots of live rock. Well-behaved, non-problematic tangs like the chevron , imo, seem more beautiful than they might otherwise be simply because the experience of owning them is that much more enjoyable. Pacific Science