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Old 01-30-2006, 05:05 PM   #1
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Do Sand-Sifting star molt there skin?

My Sand sifting star is moving slow and staying at the surface of the sand. He seems to be going really white on one leg and it also seems puffie. Do They Molt or is he dieing?
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Old 01-30-2006, 05:23 PM   #2
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hmm, it doesnt sound good. Does it look cottony? if so, it sounds like a bacterial infection
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Old 01-30-2006, 05:32 PM   #3
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yeah what should I do?
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Old 01-30-2006, 05:41 PM   #4
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My sifter dug into the sand shortly after it was introduced and I have only seen it twice since. Sounds like it is dying to me. Only thing I know to do it make sure you keep water quality as close to perfect as possible. How long have you had it, and how did you acclimate?
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Old 01-30-2006, 05:45 PM   #5
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2 weeks and I acclimated him for a hour.
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Old 01-30-2006, 05:52 PM   #6
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That is probably the problem. Starfish are extremely sensitive to water changes and should be acclimate extremely slow. I acclimate star fish for around 4 hours depending on difference in water.
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Old 01-31-2006, 02:34 AM   #7
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So I do I know when he is dead? When Should I take him out? Thanks
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