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moorish idols

  1. Reef Fish
    I picked up an absolutely gorgeous Moorish Idol specimen yesterday. He acclimated beautifully and already is eating whatever I put in the tank, plus I've got plenty of live sponges in the tank for him. They had another Moorish Idol in a different tank that was kind of beat up so I didn't get him...
  2. Reef Fish
    I thought I would share my experience with moorish idols and continue to update it as time goes by since I seem to be having success thus far. Before continuing, I'm going to say that I do not recommend these fish to most hobbyists because of their difficult feeding behaviors and the low...
  3. 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...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    Good Sunday Morning, TRT! :) Today is Veteran's Day, marking the signing of the Armistice on Nov. 11, 1918, to end WWI. It's since been designated as the day to honor those who died in service to our country and all veterans who served. Sunshine and 60s on Rocky Top with no rain in sight...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    I am starting to get white spots on my corralline algae. Does this mean something is going wrong in my tank? I recently adjusted my lighting period 10hrs to around 8hrs to help control other algae problems. I confess I don't keep track of my calcium levels or anything else for that matter...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    answer me this with an explanation for oddball things. what 5 livestock fish or corals does your LFS carry that they should never carry or try to sell? for me,(in no particular order): 1)gonipora, they never seem to live 2)moorish idols- same as above 3)queen angel- they sell them as if they...
  7. Rochester Minnesota Marine Aquarium Club (RMMAC)
    Hello All, Finally got my camera to work.... Now lets see if I can post a pic!!! Here we go....... Hair algae anyone? Will give away for free... u pick your own. (Hair algae) As you can see I still have a lot of work to do on the stand.... I would also like to thank...
  8. TCMAS
  9. TCMAS
    I decided yesterday morning on the way to work that I need a break...so tonight I am taking my two girls and going on a road trip. I am going to take them to the Atlanta aquarium on Sunday! Should be a pretty cool time. Picked a great time to go.....get the heck out of here before the...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    Just wondering...and if you do what do you have and how many?!? Pics? I was thinking about adding a school (either green chromis, yellow tail damsels or something else)...I know, I know damsels are mean, but the yellow tails are supposed to be not as bad as others. Anyone have any...
  11. ick

    Reef Fish
    I have a hippo tang, and i have had it for i am guessing around 5 to 6 weeks. It got the ick parasites that i am not shocked from hearing that the tangs are very ick prone. It had a good amount for about 2 weeks, then it went away. Now every once in a while it will get one or 2 white spots, then...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    I am helping a friend at a shop and he got 3 moorish idols with a bunch of henoc butterflies... We have no idea what they are eating but it must be something good because they are still alive and have fat bellies. I know they eat different types of sponges and such but i was wondering if...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    So I walked into my LFS today since they get shipments every weds. I don't like buying from them any later than weds since the tank/water quality isn't always the best and it seems that they always have the hardest time in the world keeping coral/fish alive. Any way, I was browsing around and...
  14. Atlanta Reef Club
    I'm looking to buy some big beautiful fish for my 400gal fish only tank. I currenty have a medium size Lion, a 18" banded cat shark and a TWO foot Nurse shark. Willing to pay top dollar for healty fish. If you have any Moorish idols as well let me know thanks.
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    TCMAS
    Does copper pretty much cure all? I have a Queen angel that has a fuffy eye and some fuzzy spots Q'ed in a tupperware with skimmer heater thermometer. Should I sue copper or what?
  16. General Reef Discussion
    I know Moorish Idols are like arguably the hardest fish to keep - I'd certainly never try one - but has anyone hear ever tried?
  17. TCMAS
    I am planning to take the Mrs. on a badly needed vacation. Hawaii and Puert Rico are on top of our list right now. Any ideas, suggestions for either location ? Thanks guys !
  18. General Reef Discussion
    I saw one at the LFS today. What a beautiful fish. I was surprised and asked to see him eat. He ate frozen mysis shrimp immediately. I asked the guy why they would sell a fish that had such a dismal survival rate and he said, surprised, that they had never had any problems with them. What's the...
  19. Announcements, Suggestions, and Feedback
    :thumbup: a forum for species-specific tanks ie: mantis shrimp, frog fish, seahorses/pipefish, I'm sure theres others... just call it species-specific tanks, and we can discuss them there. it would be great fun!
  20. General Reef Discussion
    I saw one today at my favorite lfs today... how beautiful!!! Here's a pic I found on the web for anyone who's wondering... I hear they're awful to get to eat tho, and at $99 it's not something I want to start with, but oh so pretty!!!
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