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Old 12-04-2011, 08:36 PM   #1
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So today i brought home a moorish idol.

The LFS has had him quarantine for about 10 weeks now and he's eating NLS pellets. He looks healthy and chubby.

Brought him home, acclimated him for an hour, divided the tank with egg crate and put him in the right side alone. Purple tang and other tangs are in the left side.

now half an hour after putting him in. he's eating like a pig again

hopefully i will succeed. i really really love this fish



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moorish idols are a beautiful fish, i hope all works out for you and it
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Gorgeous fish! Good luck with it.
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Old 12-04-2011, 09:08 PM   #4
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Excellent addition. And great lfs, they really quarantine. That idol will live a long time.
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Old 12-04-2011, 09:22 PM   #5
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Good luck with him - love the fish, but would never attempt it myself
Looking good so far!
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Very nice acquisition.
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Those are really awesome fish! I've never heard of anyone keeping one. Good luck with it!
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thanks for the encouraging words
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Didja do much research before buying it?? It's one of those fish said to be better off in the ocean. They do not do well in home aquarium I've heard VERY often. 125g minimum tank recommended too. What do you have?
If it doesn't do well, will ya consider talking about it here so others might not make the same mistake? That's what this forum does, right? Attempt to educate.

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Didja do much research before buying it?? It's one of those fish said to be better off in the ocean. They do not do well in home aquarium I've heard VERY often. 125g minimum tank recommended too. What do you have?
If it doesn't do well, will ya consider talking about it here so others might not make the same mistake? That's what this forum does, right? Attempt to educate.

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yeah i've done about 5 months of research and i've taken every possible measure to provide this fish with the highest possible chance for survival.
its in a 180 gallon
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