As some may know, I recently bought a pair of Moorish Idols and I posted a concern I had regarding my yellow tang picking on them. Well after removing the tang and placing him in the QT the moorish idols were beginning to relax but still a bit picky about the fresh food I made. The were very shy eaters, preferring to pick a bit off the sand late at night while hanging around the back of the DT. They seemed to prefer to pick at the Caroline on my LR
A week later I placed the yellow yang back in the DT after I changed the rockscape. Still the yellow tang picked on them immediately, continuing to try to use his surgeon blade to cut them. I immediately pulled him out and gave him away to my friend that's setting up his third SW
I did a bit of reading online and found out that idols like clams, sponge and seaweed. So I bought some live clams off the docks at the fishmarket in town and bought them some sponges from the LFS
. I also wrapped a small piece of LR
with nori and boy are they happy!
Daily they eat 4 clams, pick a bit on the nori, some on the sponge. They're not skittish anymore, I would have my arm in the tank and they'd swim around my arm. Here are a few pics. The clams keep hiding in the sand so I have to dig them out each evening. I set up one corner as the designated clam area so it's easier to dig them up. If someone is considering idols in their DT, then try the live clams. It was so cheap that it's probably the cheapest food I bought thus far at about $1/lb!
It seems there is an issue with uploading attachments using the forum app on the iPhone, so I'll try later. It keeps saying there is an error in the Runner plugin of the forum