Yellow Eye Kole Tang
Scientific Name: Ctenochaetus strigosus
Reef Compatibility: Yes
Minimum Tank Size: 70 gal
Approximate Purchase Size: 3" to 4"
Max Size: 7”
Notes: This is NOT a Hawaiian Yellow Eye Tang, this is the same species but sourced in the Indian Ocean, so there are some differences in appearance (IE the yellow ring around the eye is not as pronounced). 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.