The White Tail Yellow Eye Tang, Ctenochaetus flavicauda, also known as the Whitetail Bristletooth Tang, has a beautifully deep red striped body with a shining bright white tail and small golden circles around its eyes. The White Tail Yellow Eye Tang is unlike any other in the aquarium trade in its appearance making it a unique and visually attractive tang for the home aquarium. It has bristled teeth to help search and sift sand in the search of food. It is found off the coasts of Hawaii.
The White Tail Yellow Eye Tang should be kept in a tank of at least 70 gallons to ensure plentiful swimming space. It should not be kept in a tank with other tangs or members of its own species as it may get aggressive – it is peaceful with other fish. Like other tangs, the White Tail Yellow Eye Tang is an omnivore and will take a diet of meaty prepared foods but it should always be offered a selection of macroalgae and seaweed – weather in the tank or in prepared form. Proper feeding of the tang ensures its health and ability to fight disease.
Overall, this is one of the most attractive tang species out there. Its colors are unmatched. If housed in a tank without other tangs, the White Tail Yellow Eye Tang will be a treat to watch grow and flourish.