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Old 06-26-2004, 02:36 PM   #1
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Moorish Idol+ diet?

i broght a moorish idol this week its making good with my tankmates which are hippo tang, tomatoe clownfish, 3 damsels, 4 butterflys, 3 angels, dragonet. and i have to bring an empiorior angelfish. What exactly i have to feed the MI apart from her normal diet which is coped octopus and algae from live rock? how do i feed her sponges?
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Old 06-26-2004, 02:46 PM   #2
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Even though it's not a recomended fish, I bought one about 2 1/2 months ago. (ignorance)

Mine has been doing great. I feed it a variety of foods. It loves it all. Heres the list.

Marine Flakes
Herbivore Pellets
Nori
Frozen Brine
Live Brine
Spirulina Flakes
My own brand of Mush! (garlic, suppliments,veggies, white fish, clams, shrimp, ect..)

What size tank do you have? How long have you had the idol? Do you have a pic?
Here is a pic of my little buddy in qt.
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i broght it yesterday the tank is 275 gals 5 ft long sry i dnt have a picture, yours is nice! iox for the list, mine isnt an adult it is about 10cm tall.
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275 gals 5 ft long
What the, so this is a really high tank?
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soory

sory they arent 275 gal but 275 liters parden me!!!!
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Old 06-26-2004, 06:58 PM   #6
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Boy, that is very small for all of those fish. The moorish idol is a fish that does not do well in captivity. They require huge tanks (well over 300 gal.) wiith lots of open swimming room. As far as the feeding goes, variety is the key. Find something it likes and make sure it keeps eating. I do not mean to dishearten you, but ther is a good chance the idol will not make it too long.
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So this is around 72 gallons. I would really look into some different fish. I don't think you would be sucessful with those larger fish (angels, and butterflys and Idol). Id hate for you to lose them. :|
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Too late, the fish is already purchased, so let's help out where we can, with the question that was originally asked. I have also heard of worse than a moorish idol in a 72g tank.
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Old 06-27-2004, 02:22 PM   #9
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but i wownt bring more fish wouldn`t be enogh, if not which fish do you advice me to remove?
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what angels do you have??
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