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Old 05-31-2005, 08:20 PM   #1
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2 starfish one active one not question

I have 2 starfish, one red linkia and one orange linkia. The orange linkia is very active it moves around the tank alot. The red one however moves very little. Should I be feeding these guys? Is the orange one hungry? They are doing well I have had them for 4 days now, I love them I don't want them to be hungry all the time. You know I was also noticing they both have 6 arms. Aren't they supposed to have only 5?
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Old 06-01-2005, 12:05 AM   #2
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Linkias are known to have 6.

You dont need to feed them, they eat detrius, and your snails.
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Yummy Yummy snails and detrius.....the more legs the better....
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You can always try to feed them a small bit of shrimp or scallop. Its a touchy star, how did you acclimate?
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Dip method I took my time it took 4.5 hours of dripping then I put them in a bag and floated them for 15 to 30 minutes in the tank. Then I released them. The drip was very slow. I've lost a starfish already and I wanted to make sure that these had a good start. So far so good. How do you go about feeding a starfish? Do I put it on a stick and wave it infront of them? One stays on the glass mostly and the other stays on both the glass and the sand and the rocks.
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How do you go about feeding a starfish?
I have a pair of grabbers, I just gently place the food under an arm. If they want it, they will take it.
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Old 06-01-2005, 04:02 PM   #7
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Linkias are known to have 6.

You dont need to feed them, they eat detrius, and your snails.
FWIW, Linckias are not known to eat snails. It is a bit of a mystery exactly what some Linckia eat. That is why it is a good idea to provide them plenty of LR.
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The snail part was mostly a joke

Thats the reason I dont want a starfish (they eat urchins sometimes too)
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Thats the reason I dont want a starfish (they eat urchins sometimes too
Hmm, which species?
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I dont know, but the guy that I got the tank from said he watched his starfish eat his urchin one time.
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