View Full Version : Come clean, did you kill one?

05-30-2015, 03:20 PM
So, it's occurred to me that everyone loves to brag about successes, and forget to mention the failures. I see this with the Moorish Idol issue, where RC has a huge thread of success stories, and I think people tend to feel they're easier than they really are, due to failure to report dying fish.
While my pair are doing great, they are only 2 of 8 recent attempts locally in Vic that I'm aware of that lived. Not great odds.

So I'm adding a poll, please vote if you've ever attempted a Moorish Idol, win or lose. It's private, nobody can see it, and I won't peek :)

05-30-2015, 05:15 PM
I have never tried an MI. My wife has always wanted one and I keep telling her nooope! I had a CBB for a good year and then it disappeared overnight and never found the body. I can't for the life of me keep PPE paly's alive either.

05-30-2015, 06:04 PM
My sister bought me one...my nephew really loved it. Tried very hard to keep it alive but it just faded away...eating the whole time.

nephew was really upset.

Totally sucked.

05-30-2015, 10:15 PM
never tried one. After Debs ate all of her zoas years ago I was kind of horrified. Then lack of availability. Then apathy.

They're nice in other peoples tanks though :razz:

05-30-2015, 10:53 PM
I've killed several. I've also had success with several (ie. Longer than a 1 year period). Of the several that I admittedly killed - the majority withered away; 1 became lunch for a Red Carpet Anemone.