I am getting a moorish Idol, I have heard that it is a hard fish to have. Any advise?
You might as well walk into the LFS
, give them $100 and leave without the fish. It will save you the trouble of taking it home, acclimenting it, and watching it die in your tank.
this is a fish that should NOT be available in the aquarium trade. As Rev mentioned, most public aquariums do not attempt to keep this fish, it is just too difficult. I know of one person who (the last I heard) had five. He has a 500gal tank with oever a half ton of LR
and TONS of open swimming space. Not sure what he feeds. Bottom line...Don't waste your money. This fish will almost certainly die in your tank.