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Old 09-06-2012, 01:57 PM   #1
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Looking to add a starfish eventually.

My tank has been up for over 3 months, it is a 29 gallon reef setup (or will get there eventually). I am hoping to add a starfish and was wondering if anyone had a good suggestion of what to get. I have read some eat corals and some need a developed tank. I can wait for my tank to develop more but I would like to start planning ahead for my new addition. Does anyone know of a cool reef safe star that would be at home in my 29 gallon?
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Old 09-06-2012, 02:14 PM   #2
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My tank has been up for over 3 months, it is a 29 gallon reef setup (or will get there eventually). I am hoping to add a starfish and was wondering if anyone had a good suggestion of what to get. I have read some eat corals and some need a developed tank. I can wait for my tank to develop more but I would like to start planning ahead for my new addition. Does anyone know of a cool reef safe star that would be at home in my 29 gallon?
I think I would suggest a sand sifting star. I'm not sure about any others though.
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Old 09-06-2012, 02:14 PM   #3
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Most reef safe starfish are in the sandbed and you will rarely see them if at all. I have a serpent start and tbh don't know if he's alive our dead.
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Serpent stars are reef safe. But like he said you never see them.
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Old 09-07-2012, 02:33 AM   #5
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Has anyone had any luck with a Red Bali or a Linckia starfish? I saw they might be reef safe, if so is a 29 gallon big enough and how long before I could introduce them into my tank?
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The Linckia are supposed to be very hard to keep and dont live very long. All I know.
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Thanks for that. I don't want to kill anything I just think stars are cool and my wife really wants one. Has anyone had any luck with the red Bali?
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I see my serpent star a lot in my reef and the sand sifters far less often. My serpent comes out to eat when I feed and has his legs out all the time.
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Old 09-07-2012, 12:05 PM   #9
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I dont think that a sand sifting star would do too good in that new of a tank.
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Old 09-07-2012, 12:07 PM   #10
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I can wait if needed, how long does everyone recommend? Is 1 year long enough for the tank to support a star?
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