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Old 04-09-2014, 09:12 PM   #11
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I was un-aware that linkias are considered not reef safe, why do you say that?
She was saying they don't do well in our systems not theyre not reef safe.
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Thanks bribo, thats exactly what I meant. lol

I still have yet to try a linkia and I pretty much will buy and try any critter,. lol

I have a red knobby in my 90g, but that guys isnt reef safe and has surprised me by lasting over 2 years, they also dont do so great in tanks at home.

I also have serpent stars, they will come out and you can feed them meaty chunks of seafood, very entertaining to have and they tend to last quite long even in a home tank.
Not to mention they are about $10 compared to the $30+ that linkias are.
At least near me anyways.
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I have some three year old sand stars. If you plant food for them, they do fine in a well established aquarium. Otherwise most other stars do poorly.
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I use shrimp pellets that sink. I place some in their path.
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Cool thank you!
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I suggest against a sand sifting starfish in a small tank like yours. It will die of starvation. Target feeding is a long shot. Greg has a 300 gallon tank.
I would go with a serpent star, or any brittle star but green, and it's because green brittles catch and eat fish.
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That makes sense to me.
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Plus it comes w the cleaning Crew but yea it make sense
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You don't even need a cleanup crew. That's just a way to sell livestock. You don't need a single crab, snail, starfish, or shrimp if you don't want them. Whatever you buy must have food to sustain it, so keep this in mind.
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