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Silver Spot Bristletooth Tang
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Silver Spot Bristletooth Tang

Ctenochaetus truncatus
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Silver Spot Bristletooth Tang also known as the Squaretail Bristletooth Tang, Indian Yellow Eye Tang, Silver Spot Tang or Yellow Eye Tang are found throughout the Indian Ocean.

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One of the most vibrantly-coloured of its genus when young sporting a vibrant yellow body, these fishes are aptly named truncatus in reference to thier short tail fin which lacks the normal pointed tips that are prevelent in all other species of the genus Ctenochaetus.

The Silver Spot Bristletooth Tang boasts a brown to orange body with pale blue to bright yellow spots on the head, body, and base of the dorsal fin. The outer part of the eye is ringed in bright yellow. Ctenochaetus tangs have a protruding mouth with bristle-like teeth they can move individually in order to sift, sort, and scrape in search of food. 

A larger aquarium is necessary to provide plenty of swimming room. It is aggressive towards other Tangs and may be harassed by its own species, but is peaceful with other fish and sessile invertebrates. It is best to house only one specimen per tank. 

Although Tangs will eat meaty foods along with the other fish in the aquarium, it is important that they are offered plenty of marine based seaweed and algae foods. This will strengthen their immune system, reduce aggression and improve their overall health. Offer dried seaweed tied to a rock or use a veggie clip, and feed at least 3 times per week. These are great fish for controlling algae in the saltwater fish or reef aquarium.

This species can be confused with the Yellow Eye Bristletooth Tang (C.strigosus)

Minimum Aquarium Size

300 L

Max Size

16 cm

Reef Safe

Yes

Temperament

Semi-Aggressive

Diet

Herbivore

Care

Moderate

Origin

Indian Ocean

Source

Wild Caught

Venomous

No

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