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Old 10-06-2005, 01:02 AM   #11
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a piece of shrimp..
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Old 10-06-2005, 01:10 AM   #12
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a piece of shrimp..
I've heard others claim this also...have you seen it actually eat the piece??
According to almost everything I've read and my own personal experience they will not accept ANY type of food target fed to them, not even flakes. Some older articles on the net suggest target feeding, but none of the more recent do. It's now a general consensus that they feed on film algae only.
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Old 10-06-2005, 02:00 AM   #13
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Yeah I have.. I dont give it a whole piece. Probably 1/3 or so. I find if i put a whole piece in there the angel or eel will hunt it down. So I found a small piece every week or so.. Obviously I dont want to force the star on the food, so when I see it moving along the sand bed I quickly chop a small piece up and place it near one of its arms..
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Well, I think you have a star that is the exception to the rule lol. It may eat the shrimp but if they are indeed film algae eaters, as is much speculated/accepted and true IME/IMO, I would wonder exactly how much nutrition is obtained from the shrimp. It would sort of be like feeding a Tang only meaty foods. I see you also have a good amount of LR for it to forage from which is most likely where it is getting the majority of it's "food" from. Bottom line- they need plenty of LR, a mature tank, and a well seasoned and dedicated hobbyist for them to survive let alone thrive.
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Old 10-07-2005, 01:57 AM   #15
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Yep, the tank that it is in has approx 200lbs of LR,

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It would sort of be like feeding a Tang only meaty foods
Yeah if anything it may be a treat for them!
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Old 10-07-2005, 02:55 AM   #16
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I have just got one a couple of weeks ago myself. It moves around a lot and seems to love getting food. I just shut all the water flow off and drop a bit of crushed mysis shrimp or marine pellets on its legs by the glass and then it immediately lifts off the glass and covers the food. You can kind of see its stomach like a brittle star wrap around the food and then pull it in. Much slower that's all.
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Well I was offered one for $10 and could not refuse. I will keep my fingers crossed.
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Old 10-21-2005, 01:09 AM   #18
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Sounds about right $ wise. Keeping your fingers crossed will do nothing for the survival of the animal. There is no substitute for time when it comes to tank maturation/stability and the "new hobbyist" learning curve. Best of luck to the star
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haha ijust bought a red linkia. ahhh you guys are making it seem like its definately gonne die!
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Old 10-21-2005, 01:20 PM   #20
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MT79 my tank has been running for 6 months. I have learned how to keep it "stable". I have red serpents, tiger striped serpents,as well as brittle and reg. serpents in my tank since the beginning with no deaths. I know the linkia is a different animal but I spent over 20 hours researching and reading up on it. From what I have read there is no guarantee with these stars regardless of tank age or experience. I have a large food supply in my tank. The LR alone should be enough to keep it feed. In short I did more than "cross my fingers"
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