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Old 04-26-2011, 12:08 PM   #1
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Pest brisal star fish

Hi can anyone tell me why my star fish keeps eating my hermit crabs n today my shrimp should I just get rid of it
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Old 04-26-2011, 12:13 PM   #2
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what kind of starfish do you? I just got one too
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Old 04-26-2011, 12:20 PM   #3
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Hi it's a brisal starfish n a pest so far it's eaten 4 hermit crabs n today my peppermint shrimp I'm at a loss as to what to do
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Oh, maybe you can just take it out? Unless you want him to eat the rest of your inverts.
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Old 04-26-2011, 12:30 PM   #5
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I'd like to keep it I was thinking of put in it in a different tank on it's own for a bit then re introducing it to see if it that works is there a main purpose for um to be in a tank
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Not that I know of. lol I just got a long serpent type of starfish, I hope he won't eat inverts. The only starfish I've heard isn't reef safe is the chocolate chip one.

Someone else will chime in I'm sure.
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Old 04-26-2011, 01:51 PM   #7
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What food do you feed yours it mite be a case off I'm not feeding enougth. N need to target feed I'm sure yours will b fine lol
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I've only had mine since Friday lol. I was told he would eat whatever I fed the tank with no specific requirements.
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You should target feed him with fish flakes. They seem to do the best. Typically they like to hide in a rock and u will hardly ever see him. If he is eating your cuc he must not be getting enough food. Do to scrape the sides of your tank? On my gf tank we don't scrape the sides to aloe some algae to grow. It's like a feeding spot for the cuc and the starfish.
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I do scrap the side glass I didn't think of that im going to leave one side for a feeding patch n will start target feeding him how often shall I do this tho as iv not target feed b4
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