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  • Moorish Idol / Zanclus canescens
dtum ‐ What an awesome looking fish! Very nice.
ssbk23 ‐ Thank you, I think it's my favourite fish of them all now :)
nymex ‐ nice fish! Does he nip your coral?
ssbk23 ‐ Thank you :)

Yes it does nip at the corals. Not enough to cause any damage yet but I'm keeping a close eye on it.
nymex ‐ ok good! thanks!
Hope mine will not eat coral!
ssbk23 ‐ Good luck :)

I think they will all will eat coral at some point in time, just the severity depends on the individual fish.
The amount they are fed also plays an important role in how much they pick at coral.
nymex ‐ ok thanks for the info!
james32 ‐ How long have you had him for? Nice fish!!!
ssbk23 ‐ Thank you :)

Had it for 8 months now :)
james32 ‐ Good Job!! How long did you have to cycle your your tank before adding him? And did you buy him from a hobbyist or a LFS?
ssbk23 ‐ Thank you :)

Tank was running for 2 weeks before adding the idol. Bought it from an LFS :)
mangups ‐ Beautiful Fish !!
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james32 6 years
chintukim 7 years
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nymex 7 years
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Moorish Idol (Zanclus canescens) 1 null 2013-04-24