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Old 06-14-2012, 03:40 PM   #1
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Flame angel , moorish idol ....

Hello I would like to know if anyone has any expeierence with a


FLAME ANGEL
MOORISH IDOL
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in a reef tank if so please get back to me !!

I am going I add a few more fish and want to know if they pick at corals but I know with the angel and the idol is a hot or miss but I still want to know people's expeierence with them thank you !!
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The only one I have had experience with was the flame angel. Destroyed a few corals and had to tear the tank down to get him out. Obviously it was not a pleasant experience.
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Oh no !! Haha I was thinking of putting one in my tank but nevermind , thank you !!
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I don't have experience with any but I do know that the moorish idol is extremely hard to care for so you might want to be sure that you really want one and that you can care for it properly. You can see what I'm talking about here..
http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/p...371&pcatid=371
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At my lfs , all the moorish idols is like feeding a damsel , they all eat anything and everything , I didn't believe them until I asked them to feed them and they feed them pellets and seem to really like them , i guess they have good luck with moorish idols, thats why I wanted one but I wanted to know what corals they can go with
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At my lfs , all the moorish idols is like feeding a damsel , they all eat anything and everything , I didn't believe them until I asked them to feed them and they feed them pellets and seem to really like them , i guess they have good luck with moorish idols, thats why I wanted one but I wanted to know what corals they can go with
Ahh, well good(: I think that was only difficulty with them, otherwise I think it just says reef compatible with caution. But I haven't had experience so I don't know.
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Yeah I know that's what I'm trying to figure out too , I wanted to know what corals it means by with caution
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Right, well hopefully someone will chime in that knows. Good luck.
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At my lfs , all the moorish idols is like feeding a damsel , they all eat anything and everything , I didn't believe them until I asked them to feed them and they feed them pellets and seem to really like them , i guess they have good luck with moorish idols, thats why I wanted one but I wanted to know what corals they can go with
Idols are awesome fish, one of my favorite but as stated they do require special attention. They are usually picky eaters and have nutritional problems, also they pick on corals, and the come with what i call tang problems, meaning they need large tanks, dont handle being picked on much without stressing and all this makes them very susceptible to disease/parasites/infection. Many smaller fish may even nip at the top ribbon, any exposed wound can cause a problem. Hard to find an old idol or one with an undamaged ribbon.

Just something to look into. Flame angels are easier to care for and have a lot less needs, however them picking at corals is hit and miss. Many dont and many do. Either way between the flame and idol your kind of rolling the dice.
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