Fish Database

Chevron Tang

Scientific Name: Ctenochaetus hawaiiensis

Aggressiveness: Caution Needed
Diet: herbivore, will eat some meaty foods
Max Size: 11"
Minimum Tank Size: 180 gallons
Relative Care: Medium
Photo Courtesy of Too Fishy

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.

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