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Old 11-03-2009, 10:48 PM   #1
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Peppermint shrimp tried to eat starfish??

I just bought a sand sifting starfish and the minute a put it in the tank my peppermint shrimp came and picked him from the sand. I scared him away from the starfish and it is fine.

Is this a normal action for a peppermint shrimp??
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Old 11-04-2009, 12:29 PM   #2
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Maybe he was checking out the new addition. Unfortunately, sand sifting stars need a rather large and very mature tank. They tend to exhaust their food supply rather quickly and end up starving.
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wat size tank do you have and how long has it been running, i dont even think my tank is big enough or mature enough for my sand sifter and its a 55 gal thats been running over a year now soon as my 125 is more mature he is going over there.....
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I've got two or three peps in my tank and I couldn't see them taking on anything as big as as sand-sifting starfish. Some of the little asterinas on the glass....maybe, but they can't be bothered.
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My tank is 65 gal. has only been running for 2 months. Perhaps I have thrown the starfish in there prematurely. I will make sure that some supplemental food hits the sand for him to eat. How big do you think it will get in the tank I have?
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