Ok, I am late chiming in on this, but here it is. As many of you know I purchased a Idol about 2 1/2 to 3 months ago. It was at the lfs
for at least 2 months, and I thought wow it was so beautiful. I had not intention in buying primarily for the fact that the fish was so expensive ($110). One day I went to that lfs
and bought a yellow tang. Upon returning home with my new tang, lo and behold there is my brother in law sitting at my house with a, you guessed it, a yellow tang. I turn around and head back to the lfs
. The lfs
has no returns. So I am looking around, and he tells me I can have the idol for the yellow tang and some cash. So very stupidly I give in, on an impulse, and buy the idol, not knowing all about it like I know today. The idol came out to cost me $81. Anyway, I bring it home, and it eats like crazy from day one. I have 105pds lr
, and it nibble somewhat all the time on it. I fed it frozen shrimp, live shrimp, blood worms, flake, nori, homemade mush, spirulina flakes, and pellets. It ate it all! It never once stopped eating! I came home one day about 2 months later, put some nori in the tank, and he tore into it. 2 hrs later he was dead.
I think that it has alot more to do with unknown factors as to why the Idol cannot be kept in an aquarium. It's not just feeding and water conditions, there is more, that is unknown to us. Hey if you want one, I cant stop you, but I can tell you that it's probably not going to work, and that you more than likely will get your heart broken. I did. Anyway theres my 2.
Here is a pic of what he looked like. I am no photographer!