Chevron Tang (Ctenochaetus hawaiiensis)
Members of the genus Ctenochaetuschange colours change as these fish mature. Adult Chevrons will seem black or brown at first glance, but if you look closer you will be able to see dark green-blue horizontal pinstripes on a dark orange-red background and the colours can be vivid. As a juvenile, it is bright orange with violet markings on the body and fins
The Chevron Tang is also known as the Hawaiian Bristletooth, Hawaiian Surgeonfish, or Black Surgeonfish, has an oval body shape with radiating, bold markings that change with maturity.
The Chevron tang generally will not eat corals and invertebrates and is considered reef safe, chosen by often to help maintain algae growth due to being different from other Tangs that eat filamentous algae, the Chevron tang feeds primarily on detritus rich in minute algae.
The recommended water temperature is 73 -80° F (23 – 27° C). Keep the pH-value between 8.1 and 8.4 and the specific gravity at 1.020-1.025.
Minimum Tank Size: 180 gallons
Care Level: Moderate
Reef Compatible: Yes
Water Conditions: 73-80° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025
Max. Size: 9.8″