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Old 10-17-2008, 10:28 PM   #1
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Need some advise on starfish

Hello I have someone eating my banded serpent starfish, found one almost completly eaten this morning. here is list of fish in my tank and the tank is 120 gallon.
1-blue chromis
2-male/female cinnamon clownfish
1-purple pseudochromis
1-yellow tang
1-black/white butterfly fish
3-yellow damselfish
1-scooter benny
Can you tell me which fish it could be.
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Old 10-17-2008, 10:30 PM   #2
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Neither really, but if I had to pick the most capable of inflicting any damage it would be the clowns. You sure it's not a crab of sorts or a salinity change/shock in the tank?
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Old 10-17-2008, 10:39 PM   #3
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the tank water is good, this starfish was eaten not wasting away. I have not seen any one fish picking on starfish, for the crab or sort I have not added any or seen any in my tank yet.
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Might want to try and watch the tank at night with a flashlight or something along those lines. Lots of creepy crawlies like to come out at night. You may find a culprit.
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ok, will try tonight and see what we find and let you know thanks.
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Try around 2am-4am as most night predators should be up at that time slot.
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Also use a red covering over the light...or a red lens.
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well looked twice last night with flashlight and seen no crab, will try with a red lens cover tonight around 2:00am to 4:00am and see if I see anything again. Thanks for all the information.
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The red will allow you to see them and it won't scare off the night time critters.
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