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  1. Reef Fish
    Wondering if someone can help with a question I have regarding my Moorish Idol. I have had this Guy for a week now. During the acclimation the long banner on the top of the top fin literally fell off. He seems healthy enough and after two days of not eating he now eats like a little pig. He...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    Let me start by saying no i am not considering getting a Moorish idol!Alright everyone take a breath cause i know you were all panicking.Any way i understand that they are pretty much impossible to keep.The only people that seem to be able to keep them is people who put straight ocean water in...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    I would never purchase one due their difficulty to keep. I prefer to stick with my goal of keeping fish alive. However, can anyone explain why the Moorish idol is such a difficult fish to keep? I read many places that they slowly starve in most tanks even if fed properly. Their success in...
  4. Reef Fish
    As for the last additions to my tank I was thinking of a Potter's angel and a moorish idol and/or copperband butterfly and maybe a western blue devil. I'm not sure whether to get a copperband or moorish idol. I have these fish, inverts, and corals: Angel, Emperor Betta, Marine Blenny, Midas...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    Ok, Don't worry: I do not plan on getting a moorish idol in the future as i can imagine it, as I am not experienced enough from what i have read. Although, I do want to know if any of you have or have had a moorish idol. Any stories to go with it? Details on its environment, how you fed it...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    Has anyone had experience with keeping a mooring idol? If so, was it in a reef tank? I'd like to get one, but most websites say with caution in a reef. Just wanted to know what they go after in a reef tank
  7. General Reef Discussion
    Has anyone had experience with keeping a mooring idol? If so, was it in a reef tank? I'd like to get one, but most websites say with caution in a reef. Just wanted to know what they go after in a reef tank
  8. General Reef Discussion
    hello, i just bought my new addition to the tank.. my moorish idol!! right now its in my 24 gallon (its a quarintine) how long do you think i can leave it in there for? ooo and guess what?!!! this thing ate right after i acclimated it!! am i lucky or what!
  9. General Reef Discussion
    Hi guys, I am a novice reefer from India. I have a 100g tank with a 30g sump. I have a Via Aqua SK-388 skimmer and about added live rock( since I live near coastal area I manually collected those rocks and transported them home).. After several washings I added them to tank + 10 snails and It...
  10. Tank Specs
    Hi guys, I am a novice reefer from India. I have a 100g tank with a 30g sump. I have a Via Aqua SK-388 skimmer and about added live rock( since I live near coastal area I manually collected those rocks and transported them home):idea:.. After several washings I added them to tank + 10 snails...
  11. Pennsylvania Reef Club (PRC)
    Fish To Be Avoided: (fish that have incredibly low survivability in aquaria or are totally unsuitable for home aquaria) Moorish Idol (a few success stories but miniscule amounts live long, difficult feeder, mystery deaths, and even when accepting prepared foods often slowly starves)...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    So I want to turn this 30-gallon tall into a specialty tank showing off a fish and a mimic of that fish. Do people have ideas? I need to stay tropical, as there is a tropical grasflats refugium plumbed to the tank that I want to keep.
  13. General Reef Discussion
    I got rid of the stupid damsel :thumbup: but hekilled my clownfish lastnight:angry: one question what do i feed my candy cane coral??
  14. General Reef Discussion
    I recently got a moorish idle and yes it eats plenty. but sometimes i see it picking at my coral but I don't know if its eating the coral or the sponges on the rock. I've only seen this happen a couple of times and the person my wife got the fish from said it was reef safe. I tried do research...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    everyone throw a hunk of food in the tank and lets see how many of our fish we can get in each pic :agree: or dig up a old feeding time pic...lets see it
  16. General Reef Discussion
    I thought I would share a couple pictures from my reef dive last week in Maui. Too incredible and even more incredible to see all the critters we try to stuff in our glass boxes unhindered in their world. Quite a switch to be the animal on display in their realm. I was a bit humbled. Enjoy...
  17. General Reef Discussion
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  18. NIMAS(Northern Indiana Marine Aquarium Society)
    So I was at MWC last week and they had a Morish Idol that was on it's death bed. I talked to the other guy there can't remember his name (not Jim ot Gordon) Anyway I told him how it mad it made me when I saw stuff like that. He told me he agreed but they had NO control on the livestock they...
  19. PNSMAS archives (hidden)
    I guess to get this going, why don't we introduce ourselves to see who will be checking this section on a regular basis, whether you are in the Pacific northwest or not...I guess lets see what happens with this thread... I am brandon, I have 65gal cube, 24x24x25 and I am planning on plumbing in...
  20. Northeast Florida Marine Aquarium Society
    I have found several unwanted hitchhikers on my new LR, and am having some trouble getting rid of them... Does anyone have any tips or tricks for getting rid of Aiptasia? Someone reccomended sucking them up with a turkey baster, but I haven't had much luck with that so far...
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