The convict tang, or manini, are a light, bright yellow with exactly six black bars resembling prison bars, hence the name convict tang. The front most bar runs directly through the eye that helps hide the eye and camouflage the fish. While these fish tend to swim in large schools, you can often find an individual convict tang feeding by itself off the reefs.
While the convict tang tends towards shallow coral reefs, they can be found as deep as 150 feet. The mouth of the manini has very fine, flexible teeth that they use to munch on algae.