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Old 02-27-2012, 08:51 PM   #31
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Those starfish are going to strip ir sand bed Pf everything.
Nothing to strip. They will just die hungry.
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Old 02-28-2012, 02:11 AM   #32
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Nothing to strip. They will just die hungry.
Care to elaborate on that one? I have one in my 90. Just wondering if I should be concerned. Came with the tank when I got it had it for 16 months now, he's still doing fine
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If youre talking an established tank with a healthy sanbed thats been up for a while then the starfish can be fine. Most tanks don't have the food within the sandbed to sustain one for very long usually.
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A brand new tank has nothing to eat in the sand bed for the starfish. While people claim they get their sand sifting starfish to eat meaty foods, I have never seen this first hand, nor have I ever heard of this until I came to AA.
They eat micro fauna deep in the sand bed. They also eat a sand bed "dead".
It takes months for them to starve, and then they disintegrate, which most people think was caused by some crab attack or something.
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That's what I read and wanted one till I found out the same info Mr x stated. There are better options out there I don't but sand siftinfmg stars or the blue royal stars as they are pretty much the same
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