Orange Stripe Bristletooth Tang
 

Ctenochaetus striatus is a Tang from the Indo-Pacific. It occasionally makes its way into the aquarium trade. It grows to a size of 26 cm in length.

The Striped Bristletooth is one of the few herbivorous fishes which is occasionally toxic. Ciguatera poisoning is caused by the accumulation of a toxin produced by certain microscopic dinoflagellates which the Bristletooth ingests while feeding on algae. If a contaminated fish is eaten by humans, the concentrated poison contained within its tissues causes neurological damage that can be fatal.

Source: wikipedia

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**Ctenochaetus striatus** is a Tang from the Indo-Pacific. It occasionally makes its way into the aquarium trade. It grows to a size of 26 cm in length. The **Striped Bristletooth** is one of the few herbivorous fishes which is occasionally toxic. Ciguatera poisoning is caused by the accumulation of a toxin produced by certain microscopic dinoflagellates which the Bristletooth ingests while feeding on algae. If a contaminated fish is eaten by humans, the concentrated poison contained within its tissues causes neurological damage that can be fatal. Source: [wikipedia] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ctenochaetus_striatus)

Fish Specs

Scientific Name
Family
Acanthuridae
Environment
Salt
Min Tank Size
100 gallons
Max Size
10.0 in.
Chemistry
8.1 - 8.4 pH
Temperature
72 - 78 °F
Temperament
Semi-Aggressive
Diet
Herbivore
Difficulty
Moderate
Origin
Sumatra
Reef Safe
Yes

Tanks (1)

120g - Salt water Aquarium