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The Spotted Kole Tang, scientifically known as Ctenochaetus strigosus, is a captivating marine fish that is prized for its striking appearance and algae-eating habits. Here are details about the Spotted Kole Tang for aquarium enthusiasts:



  • Average Size: 5-6 inches
  • Tank Size Required: A minimum tank size of 75 gallons is recommended to provide ample swimming space.


Temperament: Spotted Kole Tangs are generally peaceful but can become territorial, especially towards other tangs. It's advisable to provide hiding places and ensure they have enough space to establish their territory.


Diet: These tangs are herbivores and graze on algae. A well-rounded diet should include high-quality marine-based flakes or pellets, along with plenty of live rock for them to graze on. Supplement with algae sheets and occasional treats of fresh vegetables.


Characteristics and Looks: The Spotted Kole Tang is characterized by its vibrant yellow body with dark spots and intricate patterns. It has a distinctive brush-like structure near the base of its tail, which is used for territorial displays.


Care Level: Considered moderately challenging. Provide a well-established aquarium with stable water conditions and plenty of live rock for grazing.


Water Parameters:

  • pH: 8.1-8.4
  • gH (General Hardness): 8-12 dGH
  • kH (Carbonate Hardness): 8-12 dKH
  • TDS (Total Dissolved Solids): 32-45 ppm
  • Temperature: 72-78°F


Disclaimer: Please note that these are general guidelines, and for more accurate values or personalized guidance, it is recommended to contact Living Aquarium by phone or in person. Within store hours, their team of experts is always happy to answer any questions you may have about the care of Spotted Kole Tangs in your specific aquarium setup.

Yellow eye/ Spotted Kole Tang

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