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Old 12-11-2012, 08:27 AM   #1
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Harlequin shrimp??

Added a harlequin to my 75 about three weeks ago, had a piece of cc star i gave it after acclimation.. Hoping it will clean up the asternia star population. Dont see it too often,but when i do i feed it one of the asternias..question is can it hunt them ok or add cc star leg to supplement??
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Old 12-11-2012, 10:13 AM   #2
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Hi yeah they should hunt them down fine. I was going to add 1 for for the same reason but what I started to do was pick some asterinas out and freeze a load in a zip lock bag, then If you think he's hungry thaw some out and feed the little guy some.
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Old 12-11-2012, 11:29 AM   #3
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Thanks, that sounds like a good idea...
I plan on getting a couple choco chip stars to keep in the sump and alternate feeding legs after
Asternia population is depleted??
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Old 12-13-2012, 10:11 AM   #4
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Yeah that's what most people with harlys do snip a leg off and feed it lol
Let us know how you get on with the asterina population as in thinking of getting a harly or 2
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Old 12-13-2012, 07:18 PM   #5
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Ironic, this same question was asked in the recent Tropical FIsh Hobbyist Saltwater Q and A. The columnist went down the morality issue of cutting off legs of starfish to feed the Harleys. I rolled my eyes when I got to that part of the Answer.
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Old 01-16-2013, 06:53 AM   #6
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Well its been a month now, asternia population is rapidly declining. Have three cc starfish in my sump..regenerating limbs. Lol. The harlequin is doing great...
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I love my harliquen shrimp! Good with luck with it.




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Do you feed, whole star fish?? I was wondering about that, but thought it might drag it off and not see it for quite awhile... Haaha
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Do you feed, whole star fish?? I was wondering about that, but thought it might drag it off and not see it for quite awhile... Haaha
Yea I do. I give it a whole star , let it hunt it then it drags it into its cave. But your right, I hardly see it. When she's out I know she's hungry.
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Old 01-16-2013, 10:37 AM   #10
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But then i would be concerned about the harlrey finding the cc star and stunning it before it really did any coral damage..
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