The Convict Tang is also commonly referred as the Convict Surgeonfish. It features a stunning white to silver body highlighted with six vertical black bars that adds a captivating addition to any tank. The Convict Tang features peduncle spines near the tail in a small size, unlike other tangs which has bigger spines. The Convict Tang should not be housed with other tangs, but can lives peacefully with the same specie fish, i.e. other Convict Tangs, if introduced at the same time. It does not have any distinguishing characteristics that can differentiate males from females. It is mainly a herbivore but feeds on meaty foods as well. It is also important to provide them plenty of marine based seaweed and algae. The Convict Tang should be fed at least three times per week with dried seaweed tied to a rock.