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      Registered: January 2004
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      Scientific Name: Ctenochaetus strigosus
      Common Names: Kole's Tang, Yelloweye Kole Tang, Yelloweye Surgeonfish, Yelloweye Bristletooth, Spotted Surgeonfish
      Max. size: 14.6 cm SL (male/unsexed)
      Environment: reef-associated; marine; depth range 1 - 113 m
      Climate: tropical; 21 - 27°C
      Distribution: Eastern Central Pacific: endemic to the Hawaiian Islands and Johnston Island.
      Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 8; Dorsal soft rays (total): 25-28; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 22-25. C. strigosus differs from C. striatus by having a more truncate tail and a pale yellowish ring around the eye. Yellow on edge of orbit broad and conspicuous (pale in preservative), especially posteriorly. Small spots on head blue, not extending onto anterior body or chest. Posterior gill rakers 30-36.
      Biology: Solitary. Mainly diurnal. Feeds on detritus by whisking its comb-like teeth over the bottom as it closes its mouth.
      Aquarium Care: This species is noted as not overly aggressive, and usually won't bother tankmates, with the exception of closely related species. Members of the same species will battle each other, and it is best to keep one per tank. May be picked on by more aggressive Tangs. The Kole Tang does best when provided an aquarium with a healthy growth of microalgae to meet its constant grazing needs. Feed a varied diet, including mostly vegetative matter such as dried maringe algae, frozen herbivore rations, Spirulina.
      Photo Courtesy of ©Craig Manoukian
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      Keywords: Kole Tang; Yelloweye; Bristletooth; Surgeonfish

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