Chevron Tang (Ctenochaetus hawaiiensis)

The Chevron  tang is found throughout most Oceania. It is found mainly in the range from Micronesia,  Wake and Marcus to Hawaii  and Pitcairn. In the ocean a the largest  scientifically measured Chevron tang was measured at 25.0 cm (9.8 in.).
Ctenochaetus hawaiiensis (Chevron Tang)
Ctenochaetus hawaiiensis (Chevron Tang)
Chevron Tang (Ctenochaetus hawaiiensis)
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
Temperament: Peaceful
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″
Diet: Herbivore
Family: Acanthuridae