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Old 10-25-2004, 09:24 PM   #11
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Hey, Thanks for the advice, Im going to get somthing more hardy. And i do have corals so..... But the blue linkia looks so cool The brittles look like spiders :| But i didnt know the blues were so hard to keep.... now i do thanks
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Old 10-25-2004, 09:43 PM   #12
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Serpent stars are hearty and peaceful Consider a banded Tiger. I have one and he actually comes out during the day sometimes.
Also my little orange star is a hearty little gal. Look in my gallery to see her.
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Old 10-26-2004, 07:09 AM   #13
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i think orange linkia are more hardy. I hope so as I'm ordering one soon for my 1st real star.
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Old 10-27-2004, 08:50 PM   #14
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In a 2 month onld tank no linkia IMO will live. You should drip that star at least 3 hours. You should not touch them with your fingers because the oils from you skin will kill them over time.
Acclimation is very important with anything you add to the tank
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Old 10-27-2004, 08:54 PM   #15
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Serpent Stars get another push from me. Mine is full of personality, eats from my hand, and is always doing something interesting (playing "mothership" to the herd of hermits underneath him, scaring the tang, stretching out on the front glass, looking like he got squashed between two bits of rock, going INSIDE one bit of rock from the back, and sticking his arms out all the little caves - looked like I had a small genetic mishap in my tank for about a week).
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Old 10-27-2004, 08:59 PM   #16
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I want to second the notion of no linkia in a new tank. They are hard enough to keep in an established tank.
Too many other interesting types to consider IMO.
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Old 10-27-2004, 11:20 PM   #17
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When you put him in the aquarium, was any part of his body exposed to the air? Blue Linkias are notorious for being difficult to care for. I had one too, and mine died in about a week.
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