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Old 09-21-2016, 06:38 PM
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Moorish Idol

I always wanted to add a Moorish Idol to my tank but I was always afraid that my other fish would attack and kill it, but after about 4 days in the tank there doesn't seem to be any issues. I've had the Moorish Idol for almost 2 weeks now and the fish eats everything under the sun and is always looking for food. The streamer on the top has grew from about 1/2" to about 3" and the fish is starting to get a nice fat belly.


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Old 09-21-2016, 06:51 PM
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Nice idol Mike, here is mine when I first got him.

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Old 09-21-2016, 06:59 PM
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Thanks Steven. Yours is a lot bigger than mine, and it's by itself too. How long have you had it?
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Old 09-21-2016, 07:06 PM
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Only been a month but eating well! He is no longer alone, with a powder blue now. He is actually very small about 4" mouth to tail.


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Mine I had a pair for 2 years then they got an appetite for corals so if you see your corals receding or dying look first to the idol.
I went through 3 pairs all ate corals in the end.
Maybe you'll have better luck.
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Mine is in a fish only tank, so I don't have to worry about it eating any corals. My bigger concern was my fish other going after it, but outside of the Passer and Asfer giving it a little push none of the other fish seem to even notice it is the tank.
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Beautiful idol MIKE! My signature fish! I had one for more than a year no problem with other tangs. I gave it away Coz it was eating all my acan, fav and blastos.
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it was eating all my acan, fav and blastos.
I do noticed mine likes to take a quick nip at some corals to get a taste but no damage.

Eventually he will go into my fowlr once he gets bigger.
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The other fish normally bite off the streamer but it grows back very fast.
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Beautiful idol MIKE! My signature fish! I had one for more than a year no problem with other tangs. I gave it away Coz it was eating all my acan, fav and blastos.
Steve....I was always concerned about my other Tangs, as they're very large and there are a lot of them in the tank. There is a pecking order among all the fish, especially when food is thrown into the tank, and I was worried that they would beat him into a corner or stop him from feeding but that doesn't seem to be the case.
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