Hawaiian Moorish Idol
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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.
|Scientific Name:||Zanclus cornutus|
|Minimum Tank Size:||125 gallons|
|Care Level:||Expert Only|
|Water Conditions:||dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, 78-80° F, sg 1.021-1.023|
|Color Form:||Black, White, Yellow|
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