moorish idol

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  1. chrysurus

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    I bought the moorish idool a couple weeks ago. She seems to acclimagte to my 120 gallon reef system. However, so far she doesn't eat nothing but a clam or mussel. Though she is picking the live rocks all day long. Someone suggested me to have her on New Life Spectrum pellets for a balance of diet. Without the pellets, one would die within 6 months. Does anyone comment?
     
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    There has been lots of guys catching them local
    And have keeped them longer than 6 monthes
    NLS is not imported to SA

    You can try robs food , angel formula ocean nutrition , angel lixer brightwell
    From what I heard is thy enjoy spunges in the wilde

    Also try krill oil on pellets


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    I found one with different brand. It is softgel form, but how do we apply to pellets? Let me know. Thanks.
     
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    Just drip the oil on the pellets and mix it in
    Also it is good to keep it with fish that eat any thing ( monkey see monkey do )
     
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    Thank you for the information. My idol was eating mysis and spirulina flakes at the store, NY. For some reasons, she quit eating it. After 7 day, I enticed her to feed frozen clam and mussel. I read some idol eat anything, but others don't eat anythig but picking on algae. I have a salfin, clown fish and Chrysurus Angel that eat anything. But the idol doesn't follow them?! I read in the forum that sometime an idol ignore any prepare foods at least a month or so. If the statement is true, mine is not too bad.
     
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