White Tail Yellow Eye Tang (Ctenochaetus flavicauda)

Common Name: White Tail Yellow Eye Tang
Scientific Name: Ctenochaetus flavicauda
Reef-Safe: Yes
Min. Tank Size: 75 gallons
Captive Care: Moderate
Temperament: Peaceful
Max. Size: 16.51 cm (6.5") 
Range: Known from all the islands of French Polynesia (including Rapa), Pitcairn Islands, Cook Islands, Phoenix Islands, and Line Islands.
Depth: 1-30m (3.28 - 98.42ft)
Diet: Herbivore
Remarks: Juveniles are bright yellow. When mature tail turns abruptly white just behind caudal spine. Constantly grazing on algae and detritus. Very peaceful species and availability is scarce. A cut on the hand by the caudal spine of this fish is known to produce immediate acute pain that can last weeks and swelling within minutes.
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