Two Spot Bristletooth Tang (Ctenochaetus binotatus) - Large
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Tangs are commonly referred to as surgeon fish due to having a sharp spine that looks like a "scalpel" at the base of their caudal (tail) fin that is used for protection, use caution when handling. Adults tend to live alone in the wild, so they should not be kept with fish that look similar, like other tangs. However, they should be peaceful towards most other tank mates. Species in this genus have a large number of bristle like teeth that are used to scrape organic matter off the reef and substrates. The Two Spot Bristletooth will grow to be about 8" in size. Full grown adults of this tang will need around 100 gallons; however, you can get away with smaller aquariums when they are juveniles. At first glance they may not seem very colorful with their orangish brown bodies but the blue lines and spots really help it stand out. They inhabit the coral and rubble areas of the deep lagoons and seaward reefs of the Indo-Pacific.
- - Add to an aquarium with ample swimming room and rockwork for grazing/hiding
- - For continued health, provide a varied diet of marine meaty foods and algae-based foods
- - Should be the only tang within the aquarium
- - Reef safe: typically, will not disturb mobile and sessile invertebrates
- - Approximate selling size: Small 1.5-2.25"; Medium 2.25-3.25"; Large 3.25-4.25"
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ACCLIMATION: Avoid exposing new aquatic life to bright lights after opening the box. Turn off aquarium lights prior to floating aquatic life. Allow the sealed bag with your new fish to float in your aquarium for at least 15 minutes (but no longer than one hour) to ensure the water in the bag matches the temperature in your aquarium. A bacteria booster addition can assist with the addition of new aquatic life. Petco offers free water testing in store to determine if your water is safe for the addition of new aquatic life. DIET: A well-balanced diet consists of a variety of flakes, pellets, freeze-dried and frozen foods, depending on the species. FEEDING: Feed sparingly and no more than fish can eat in 1-2 minutes. Overfeeding can quickly foul the water, especially in smaller aquariums.
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