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Old 12-05-2013, 05:12 PM   #11
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My avatar is a Idol I photographed in Hawaii. As everyone mentioned even very experienced hobbiest with huge tanks have trouble with them.
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Old 12-05-2013, 05:22 PM   #12
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My avatar is a Idol I photographed in Hawaii. As everyone mentioned even very experienced hobbiest with huge tanks have trouble with them.
I knew you'd chime in greg ,(especially with that avatar) lol ,...Prob one of the most stunning of all the reef fishes in Hawaii , beautiful and graceful,... I could see why people may want one but realistically not very feasible
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I started a thread on this a few months back. It's a magnificent fish, but it's very picky and does better in schools. Stick with Heniochus butterflys instead....
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Wow... Just realized that this was asking for advice because that Moorish Idol was already purchased. Sounds like in a 3' tank with a Harlequin Tusk?

Please keep us posted on how it does.
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Old 12-05-2013, 10:43 PM   #15
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Wow... Just realized that this was asking for advice because that Moorish Idol was already purchased. Sounds like in a 3' tank with a Harlequin Tusk? Please keep us posted on how it does.
I think the OP was asking advice on this fish. I didn't see where it was purchased already. If so, it isn't an easy fish, so I wish all the best.
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Old 12-05-2013, 11:49 PM   #16
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I think the OP was asking advice on this fish. I didn't see where it was purchased already. If so, it isn't an easy fish, so I wish all the best.
There is a 12/2/13 post by OP (Harlequin Tusk Fish) showing a picture of an Idol and saying it was added as a tankmate for the Tusk. A little earlier in the thread, something about a Lionfish eating a new Clown. I'm hoping they are not all in a 3' tank or there is big trouble.
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Old 12-07-2013, 03:43 PM   #17
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After seeing a ton of 'em grazing over the reefs in Hawaii and watching them and their actions,..IMHO I wouldn't even consider keeping one let alone in anything smaller other say a 300 gallon tank,....I think as most here have kinda said,..it's prob one of those species that is best left alone in their native waters .
I didnt catch it i bought it From the LFS
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Wow... Just realized that this was asking for advice because that Moorish Idol was already purchased. Sounds like in a 3' tank with a Harlequin Tusk? Please keep us posted on how it does.
4ft tank..
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Ashley, my only recommendation is to be a bit more realistic about what you can keep healthy in a 4' tank. Some of the creatures you are attracted to just won't be happy or survive in a tank of this size. There are hundreds, perhaps thousands of other fish that will think your tank is a castle. Like the rest of us, one day you can plan to have that big tank, but even then there will be limitations.
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Ashley, my only recommendation is to be a bit more realistic about what you can keep healthy in a 4' tank. Some of the creatures you are attracted to just won't be happy or survive in a tank of this size. There are hundreds, perhaps thousands of other fish that will think your tank is a castle. Like the rest of us, one day you can plan to have that big tank, but even then there will be limitations.
Guess we will se how he goes
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