Blue Eye Kole Tang

Blue Eye Kole Tang

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The Blue Eyed Tang, Ctenochaetus binotatus, is also referred to as the Two-Spot Surgeonfish, the Two-Spot Bristletooth Tang, or the Blue Eye Tang. It features a colorful orange-brown body with white horizontal lines and yellow finnage and deep blue eyes.

The Blue Eyed Tang is considered reef safe that makes it an ideal marine aquarium fish in a tank containing other corals and invertebrates.

Like most tangs, they like a fair amount of room to swim and rockwork to hide in, and should not be housed with members of its own species. They will spend most of their time grazing off live macro algae and filamentous algae on live rock, but will readily accept meaty items such as mysis shrimp and krill.

The Blue Eyed Kole Tang can be housed in a minimum of a 55 gallon aquarium but only when the Blue Eyed Kole Tang is a juvenile and with few other fish in the tank. For best long term success start with a 75 gallon aquarium, As it is easy to care for and is hardy, the Blue Eyed Tang is an excellent choice for beginner and expert aquarists alike.