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Old 02-03-2016, 01:45 AM   #1
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Fromia Elegans

Like an idiot, i made a impulse buy on a Fromia Elegans without researching its care. Its been in my tank for almost a week. The first 2 days, it roamed the walls. The last 3-4 days it has stayed in one spot on the front glass maybe only moving an inch or so in that time. Doesnt look like its eating so not sure if it is doing well. But, during tank feedings and dim lighting, it will curl the ends of its arms and stick out its tentacles. Is this a good sign? Does anyone have experience on their common behavior?
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Old 02-03-2016, 11:31 AM   #2
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What it is doing by curling it's arms is reaching into the water column to get food particles.Notice the small tentacles extended out from the arms.Depending on how old your tank is you may have to supplement feed it.


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It seems through my research, that if anywhere down the supply or shipping chain the star is not properly acclimated, they can, and most likely will, go into osmotic shock.

It seems that they dont eat much, mostly detritus, but other sources indicate bio-film and sponges.

Any chance you could return it to its source ? Maybe in a good aquaculture facility such as Inland Aquatics, they could get it back to health, and you wouldnt be facing an untimely loss. Give Morgan a call at 1-888-368-9114, and ask him. He is a great guy, and an absolute expert on such things. Good Luck.
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Thanks guys! Looks like its doing ok right now. It finally moved and went down to my frag rack. The colors on it still look nice. My tank has been up and running strong for 3 years now so i would think there is enough of what it needs in the water column.
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He will probably need supplemental feeding to live longer than a few months. These are tough to accommodate as they are pretty selective as to what and how they eat. But it can be done.


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