Chevron tang - Ctenochaetus hawaiiensis
Species Name: Ctenochaetus hawaiiensis
Synonyms: Ctenochaetus hawaiiensis
Common Names:Chevron tang
Family: Acanthuridae (Surgeonfishes, tangs, unicornfishes)
Order: Perciformes (perch-likes)
Class: Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes)
Max.Size: 25.0 cm/10 inches
Origin: Western Central and Eastern Central Pacific
Company: Avoid keeping fish of the same species, or reef fishes like basses and eels in the same aquarium as your Chevron tang.
Aquarium Setup: Ctenochaetus hawaiiensis (Chevron tang) need a lot of aquarium space to feel good. Cover the bottom with fine gravel and calcium carbonate based rock. pH should be in the 8.0 to 8.4 range and temperatures around 70 F. The water must be high oin oxygen, and strong circulation is advisable. Since Chevron tangs feed on algae, some extra light to encourage algae growth can be a good idea.
Food: Ctenochaetus hawaiiensis (Chevron tang) ingest nutritients by scooping film of detritus and unicellular algae. You can’t feed them large pieces of hard food, since they won’t eat it. Putting waterlogged dried, fresh, and/or defrosted frozen food as fine material amongst the algae is wise.
Breeding: Regarding the breeding of Ctenochaetus hawaiiensis (Chevron tang) in aquariums, we are unfortuntelly unable to provide any information.
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