This fish should not be kept in anything less than 125 gallons.These fish should be provided with plenty of unobstructed swimming space, as well as ample hiding places to take refuge when feeling threatened.Moorish idols stand out in contrasting bands of black, white and yellow which make them look very attractive.The Moorish Idol is not an Angelfish, nor a Butterflyfish, but rather a close relative of the Acanthruidae or Surgeonfish family.Generally this fish will grow to about 7", but some adults will reach 8-9 ". It is best to either keep a single Idol or a mated pair in one aquarium.Typically difficult fish to keep, larger specimens usually do not adjust well to aquarium life. With the tendency to ignore foods offered, most often their health will decline due to slow starvation. Smaller juvenile or sub-adult specimens may more readily adapt to their surroundings, but just the same, these fish are unpredictable in their feeding behavior.For fish that refuse to eat, to survive in captivity live rock that is rich with coralline algae and sponge growth may be needed to stimulate their desire to do so.Moorish Idols will often pick at LPS corals, and certain soft coral polyps. Although this fish primarily eats coralline algae and sponge in nature, this doesn't mean that it might not pick at other types of sessile invertebrates, or maybe even motile crustaceans.
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