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Old 04-24-2004, 11:29 AM   #1
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First starfish?

I would like to add a starfish to my 37 gal FOWLR tank. It already has a false percula clown, 6 hermits and a peppermint shrimp.

The blue linkia star looks very cool, but I hear it's very hard to keep. I am interested in something with the typical starfish "shape," so I don't want a brittle star.

Anyone have any hardy suggestions?
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Old 04-24-2004, 07:56 PM   #2
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The blue linkia star looks very cool, but I hear it's very hard to keep. I am interested in something with the typical starfish "shape," so I don't want a brittle star.
They also will not survive for more than a year in that small of a tank, they will slowly starve to death.

I would look into fromias and many other species for a FOWLR, the options are pretty much open. If you ever want to go reef...stick with the fromias.
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Check out the Orange star in my gallery. They stay small, are very hearty and easy to keep.
http://www.liveaquaria.com has them.
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How about the chocolate chip stars? They are very abundant in the LFS's here and I was wondering if I could pick one up.
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What is your stock? I hear they can be quite destructive sometimes.
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I currently have 2 false tank raised perc's and will prob be getting a few snail and maybe a cleaner shrimp once the algae starts (which it will inevitably I feel). Right now there is no algae at all and the 'trates are at 0 so I will see if we get enough growth to sustain them.
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They are known to eat corals, clams and snails. Its up to you. Have a blast with your Percs, I just love mine!!
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