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Old 05-07-2010, 09:49 PM   #1
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Question Chocolate Chip Starfish worries

I just purchased a small CCS today drip acclimated for almost an hour, slid him in my tank and seemed to be fine. Well I went outside for about 2 hours came back in looked at him and the ends to his legs were upturned facing up. Is he dead? I bought him from my local Petco. How do you tell if they are dead or alive? In the tank I also have 3 damsels a turbo snail and a small hermit crab with live sand and live rock. What should i look for to tell if the lil guy still kickin or not? Thanks for all your help
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I've never kept them, but hear they are extremely sensitive to Salinity and pH swings. How fast was your drip? an hour long is good, but it can't be a fast drip.
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Old 05-07-2010, 11:00 PM   #3
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I just got a CCS and after about 3or 4 hours all 5 of his lil legs are pointing skyward. Should I worry about this? I hope not I been wanting a starfish for a very long time.
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How old is the tank and how did you acclimate him? Also what are your parameters?
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it was a slow drip with an acclimation kit i purchased
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I merged your 2 threads together, since they were very similar. Hope you can figure out what's going on with your starfish.

Can you post water parameters and perhaps get a picture?
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IME you cant kill one of those. They are very hardy. Just see what happens over the next few days. Hope you are not going to have a reef in that tank.
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i have one in my tank. when i first put him in my tank he did that for an hour or so but after he found the rock and the sides of the tank and hes doing great. IMO i think he is fine just watch him he sould be ok
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he will be fine mine lived thru anything and everything
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I hope he's not in a reef tank as they eat coral.
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