Ctenochaetus flavicaudais commonly referred to as Ctenochaetus flavicauda. Difficulty in the aquarium: Not for beginners. A aquarium size of at least 600 Liter is recommended. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.
Ctenochaetus flavicauda is a Tang from the Pacific Ocean. It occasionally makes its way into the aquarium trade. Inhabits coral reefs from the shallow waters to depths of at least 30 m.
It grows to a size of 11.8 cm (4.6 in) in length, making it the smallest ctenochaetus tang, and also the smallest acanthurid. As a juvenile it is a bright yellow color, as an adult it is reddish brown color with orange colored fine horizontal striping, the tail is white and the eye is ringed by bright yellow.