feedings throughout the day. That being
said, enormous strides have been made
in recent years in the captive breeding
of seahorses. Captive-bred specimens are
already acclimated to aquarium conditions
and may even be adapted to eating frozen
foods, which increases their odds of
survival significantly. Still, seahorses—even
captive-bred ones—require considerable
dedication on the hobbyist’s part to provide
the specialized conditions they need and to
keep up with those frequent feedings.
The Moorish idol Zanclus cornutus is infamous for refusing to feed in captivity; it is nearly impossible
to keep alive for any significant amount of time.
The Reluctant Feeder
Some fish species are just notoriously
reluctant to feed in a captive setting and
almost invariably refuse all foods offered
to the point of starvation and death—no
matter how much effort and dedication
you put into feeding. Hence, even expert
professional aquarists won’t attempt to
Two of the best-known representatives
of this group are the Moorish idol Zanclus
cornutus and the ribbon eel Rhinomuraena
quaesita. I’ve been hearing and reading
admonitions against keeping these species
since I got into the aquarium hobby almost
25 years ago, and in all likelihood, such
warnings date back much further than that.
Yet, I continue to see them offered for sale.
Why the doomed-to-die (though
admittedly beautiful) Moorish idol still
tempts so many hobbyists is beyond me—
We do not claim to be the best, we simply guarantee results. "A picture is worth a thousand words".
New Life International, Inc.
This 2,000 gallon experimental aquarium is owned by Pablo Tepoot, developer of New Life Spectrum fish food.
The above aquarium has been fed New Life Spectrum Exclusively for over 7 years. (fish from
varied habitats thrive on one single food). No supplement of any kind is added to the water.