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Recycled Aluminum Moorish Idol Fish Tile
Recycled Aluminum Moorish Idol Fish Tile
Item# TF1

Product Description

Recycled Aluminum Moorish Idol Fish Tile

Size of Tile:
Height: 6 inches
Length: 6 inches
Width: inch

Tile Description.
Simplicity, durability and versatility are a few of the reasons why metal photo frames are so popular, ours has the added bonus of being unique and green, the frames are made from recycled metals.
This tile can be support by a plate hanger either on the wall or a table. Photos are captured

The tile has a smooth background with the fish in 3D. The metal castings are produced in a rural foundry using techniques handed down from generation to generation and are entirely hand polished.

Moorish Idol Description.
The Moorish idol, is a small marine fish speciesA common inhabitant of tropical to subtropical reefs and lagoons, the Moorish idol is notable for its wide distribution throughout the Indo-Pacific. A number of butterfly fishes closely resemble the moorish idol.

The Moorish idol got its name from the Moors of Africa, who purportedly believe(d) the fish to be a bringer of happiness. Moorish idols are also popular aquarium fish, but despite their popularity, they are notorious for short aquarium life spans and sensitivity.

With distinctively compressed and disk-like bodies, Moorish idols stand out in contrasting bands of black, white and yellow which make them attractive to aquarium keepers. The fish have relatively small fins, except for the dorsal fin whose 6 or 7 spines are dramatically elongated to form a trailing, sickle-shaped crest called the philomantis extension. Moorish idols have small terminal mouths at the end of long, tubular snouts; many long bristle-like teeth line the mouth.

The eyes are set high on the fish's deeply-keeled bodies; in adults, perceptible bumps are located above each. The anal fin may have 2 or 3 spines. Moorish idols reach a maximum length of 9.1 inches. The sickle-like dorsal spines shorten with age.