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Old 02-08-2011, 08:04 PM   #11
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In a 75, I would stick with just one Yellow shrimp goby, but even that may be too much with shallow sandbed. He should be alright with supplimental feeding however.
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Old 02-11-2011, 08:47 AM   #12
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I got a sand sifting star and so far no problems. And sand looks nice
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I got a sand sifting star and so far no problems. And sand looks nice
Sand-sifting stars consume microorganisms out of the sandbed. Introducing one into a 75gal or smaller tank is asking for a dead sandbed and a starving seastar in short order.
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Oh my! Should I get rid of my sand sifting starfish? Yikes! I want my sandbed to be alive.
What can I add to keep the sand bed clean and turned over
Is a diamond goby good?
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Oh my! Should I get rid of my sand sifting starfish? Yikes! I want my sandbed to be alive.
What can I add to keep the sand bed clean and turned over
Is a diamond goby good?
+1 on getting rid of the star. I have 1 diamond goby in my 120 and he keeps the entire sand bed clean. He also eats Rod's Food and pellets. Just make sure you have some kind of top that he cannot fit through. It is not a maybe, he will jump out of the tank if you don't have some kind of screen top.
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Old 02-14-2011, 05:50 PM   #16
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i have a scooter blenny he goes around moveing my sand around lot the only thing on my sand is a bit of rubble nown n then
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after the initial ugly tank period everyone goes through when they start a tank, the sand bed should stay clean on it's own. as long as you have adequate flow, the sand bed should stay white.
i wouldn't buy something i didn't absolutely love.
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Ok so I guess the star fish is going out tomorrow!!!!
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Sand-sifting stars consume microorganisms out of the sandbed. Introducing one into a 75gal or smaller tank is asking for a dead sandbed and a starving seastar in short order.

I got mine for a few moths now and so far all seams fine. Oh course it's hard to tell if he is happy or not, but he is normal in behavior, alive, and Sand looks good too. ("good" as in alive and happy as a starfish )

And no, I would not get rid of him for anything LOL love my little Scooter

Is there supplemental food for a sand shifting starfish? That way nobody would have to get rid of theirs if they decided so
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no. there is no store bought food for sand sifting stars. these are just something that should not be taken from the ocean. the idea is, if everyone researches what they buy, before they buy it, and walk past the sand sifter starfish tank at the lfs instead of buying one, they won't sell any and hence, won't order more.


and before you think it, yes, i've killed a pair of sand sifting stars years ago too.
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