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Convict Tang

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Convict Tang

Convict Tang, also known as the Convict Surgeonfish or Manini in Hawaiian, has a stunning white to silver body highlighted by six vertical black bars. The peduncle spines (near the tail) are rather small compared to that of other Tangs. A great addition to a reef or fish-only aquarium.

Convict Tangs have no distinguishing characteristics which will help differentiate males from females. They are very difficult to breed in the aquarium setting because the fry remain in the planktonic stage for months, and are in constant danger from filters.