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Old 05-12-2005, 12:20 AM   #1
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I am getting a moorish Idol, I have heard that it is a hard fish to have. Any advise?

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Uh.. other then dont.. No.. Their really really hard fish to keep, alot of professionals cant wing it, they perfer to be in schools i heard, and if damaged in anyway, during the transport they usually stop eating and slowly waste away
(( sorry cant help you, im sorta againsted keeping them))
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Old 05-12-2005, 12:23 AM   #3
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My advice would be to not get one. They have a very poor survival rate in the home aquarium or even a public aquarium for that matter.
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Old 05-12-2005, 10:47 AM   #4
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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.
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what about the "poor man's moorish idol"? I read that they are easier to keep? Any one have experience with those?
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This is the heniochus bannerfish. Much easier to keep. Be careful, there is only species that is reef safe.
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Weel to late it is here with me so i will kepp you guys posted on the evolution of my Morish Idol
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Best of luck, but I do not give it long.
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Any update on the idol? Just curious
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