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Yellow Eye Kole Tang

BAD Fish

Scientific Name Ctenochaetus strigosus

Other Name(s) Yellow Eye Bristletooth; Striped Bristletooth Tang; Goldring Bristletooth; Yelloweye Surgeonfish

Care Level

Family

Yellow Eye Kole Tang

BAD Fish
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Brown body; distinct yellow ring around eye; fine light blue lines on body; fine light blue spots on head. The aquarium trade has heavily impacted Yellow Eye Kole populations on Hawaii reefs. Attempts at captive breeding have been unsuccessful.