View Full Version : Navy Blue Kole Tangs?

03/16/2013, 09:34 AM
I am very confused about Kole tang colors. My lfs has a beautiful navy blue yellow eyes kole tang in one of their display reef tanks. They don't seem to know much about them, unfortunately. Whenever I go to other lfs's their sale tanks all have brown yellow eyed kole tangs, and when I ask them about getting a navy blue one they look at me like I have 3 heads.

I did read somewhere on line that they all turn blue when they mature. Is hat right? Though the one at my lfs is only 4 inches and they say it has always been navy blue since they got it about a year ago when it was only 3 inches. I also have seen numerous other photos of navy yellow eyed kole tangs on the web.

What's the story with yellow eyed kole tangs and the brown vs blue coloring?


03/16/2013, 06:18 PM
Bump... Someone?

03/17/2013, 01:29 AM
Im interested to, because Im in the market for a kole tang when I set up the new tank @[email protected]

03/17/2013, 08:55 AM
sounds like an atlantic blue tang to me. I've seen them diving. they're yellow when younger.

03/17/2013, 09:33 AM
you're probably looking for a ctenochaetus binotatus. there's lots of different species of bristletooth tangs.

03/18/2013, 05:08 AM
The most striking Ctenochaetus tang complex as navy blue color would be Ctenochaetus striatus Cf. But as it grows turn into a brown fish. Yellow eye may seem dará blue when in proper care and in right lighting conditions ( under mh some looks like green so with more blue in lighting may looks like navy blue...