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Old 06-01-2004, 02:20 AM   #1
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Morrish Idol (coming clean)

Ok all, don't get mad at me when I tell you this. About a 5 weeks ago, I was in the lfs. They had a moorish idol that we had been looking at for a couple of months. I knew the story behind these fish, but I had not done an extensive research for myself. I bought the moorish idol after some pressure sales tactics (my fault though). As soon as I put him in the tank he was eating like a horse. I felt so bad for buying him, and I almost returned him, except my lfs had a no return policy, and was very weird about trades. Anyway after 5 weeks the idol is doing great. I eats anything I put into the tank. It eats mush, brine, herb. pellets, marine flake, live brine. The works, it eats it. Again please do not think less of me for this. The idol has grown a little, and is the most friendly, and outgoing fish I have. It even eats from my hand!! So heres a pic. Thanks for not stringing me up.

PS. My wife and I have decided that in January (tax time) we will buy a 125g or bigger. Hopefully sooner.

This is a pic of Gill in my tank.
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Awesome fish, and I hope he does well for many years to come.


I want one ... 8)
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He looks great!

i think he's better off with you then rotting away in a LFS or with some one that got one just because they have a kid that wants a tank like on Nemo. You obviously care about your fish and it has a good home now. Good luck with it!
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I think he is in very good hands. Agree with ClamKnuckle, best of luck to you!!
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Are you treating him for ich as well?
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Are you treating him for ich as well?
? This must be from another post or something as I didnt see any signs of ICH in the photo or in the post.

revhtree, Its great to hear your success to date with this fish. I hope he continues to keep his appitite and I hope your story can be one of the sucessful exceptions in keeping the idols.
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Are you treating him for ich as well?
? This must be from another post or something as I didnt see any signs of ICH in the photo or in the post.

revhtree, Its great to hear your success to date with this fish. I hope he continues to keep his appitite and I hope your story can be one of the sucessful exceptions in keeping the idols.
I was just wondering because he was treating the rest of his stock for it. Unless he now has another tank.
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This is a little off topic but you mentioned your LFS has a "no return policy" and is "iffy on trades" This is a BIG glaring sign of a LFS that is not trustworthy. IMO, they would not get any of my business. Saying, "no returns" is saying, "hey you bought it, its not my problem anymore, either keep it alive or flush it I'm keeping your money" they have no concern for the life they market in.

(sorry for the off-topic rant, now back to your regularly scheduled programming)

I too wish you the best of luck with the idol!
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Old 06-01-2004, 11:37 AM   #9
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Yes they are all being treated. The suspected ich carrier unfortuanatly died.(yellow tang) The tang was the only fish that I got from a different lfs.

BillyZ, Yes it does seem funny, but, all of this lfs fish seem very healthy. The other closer lfs fish are oozing with ich. The tang came from the ich store. I did not buy from their, my brother in law bought it. Valuable lesson learned!

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Yes, Thank you for comming clean.

Keep us updated. ( I would say take a bunch of pics and share but I wouldn't want anyone else to get the same idea. )

I hope the new bigger tank comes sooner rather than later!

good luck!
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