Moorish Idol

£40.00
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Marine Fish

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The Moorish Idol is also commonly known in Hawaii as "Kihikihi" which means "curves," "corners," or "zigzags," and refers to its shape and color pattern.It is the only member of the family Zanclidae, and a very close relative of the Tangs or Surgeonfish.

One of the most widespread fish, it can be found throughout the Indian Ocean, Red Sea, and all of the tropical Pacific. Wild specimens can attain a length of 7 inches, but 4 inches is more likely in the aquarium. The Moorish Idol tends to be very peaceful. Due to its size, schooling nature, and need for swimming space, it requires a large aquarium of at least 125 gallons. As its beauty is most evident while swimming, giving it adequate room is well rewarded. It is compatible with most fish and larger invertebrates, but should not be kept with any polyps or corals, which it will eat.

Small invertebrates may be threatened as well. The Moorish Idol is a very difficult fish to feed. Live rock with large amounts of algae and sponges on which it can feed will help it acclimate. Then offer a varied diet of finely chopped meaty items, mysis shrimp, vitamin-enriched brine shrimp, Spirulina, and algae. It should be fed several times a day.

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More Information
Product Code FISH-MOORISH
Brand Marine Fish
Origin Australia
Latin Name Zanclus Canecens
Tank Size Large
Temperament Peaceful
Reef Safe With Caution
Care Level Difficult