Chevron Tang


Scientific Name: Ctenochaetus hawaiiensis
Family: Acanthuridae
Color: orange, yellow, brown

Fish Care

Fish Diet: herbivore
Aggressiveness: Caution Needed
Reef Safe: Yes
Minimum Tank Size: 180 gallons
Max Size: 11"
Relative Care: Medium


The Chevron Tang is aggressive towards other tangs but can coexist peacefully with other types of fish.  It gets quite large, and needs at least a 180-gallon tank with plenty of room to swim. As a juvenile, this tang is bright orange with violet markings on the body and fins, but it turns olive brown with thin lines, and sometimes almost black as it reaches maturity.