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Old 08-04-2004, 07:01 PM   #1
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Red & Black Sea Star

I have a Red & Black Sea Star (Formia milleporella) from LiveAquaria. It's been in my tank for about 2 days. In the notes about this critter, it was stated quite clearly to avoid exposing it to the air, or risk infection or necrosis of an arm.

However, since I put it in the tank, it has climbed up the rocks, up the back glass, and now sits at the water line, waving one or two arms in the air 8O




Should I worry?

Water Params are 79deg F
Salinity 1.025
Ammonia, Nitrites and Nitrates are zero

I have Power compact daylights and actinics, 4 (2 and 2) at 96watts each
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"But then again, fish do tend to eat one another. I often wonder ... if fish get awfully tired of seafood? What are your thoughts Hobson?"
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Old 08-04-2004, 07:53 PM   #2
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how long did you drip him?
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Old 08-04-2004, 08:31 PM   #3
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(3) Maxi-Jet 1200's, Wavemaker Pro
AquaC Remora Skimmer
100lbs Live Rock
20g Refugium
(1) Scarlet Cleaner Shrimp
(1) Peppermint Shrimp
(2) False Percs
(1) Orchid Dottyback
(1) Lawnmower Blenny
(1) Flame Angel
(1) Spotted Mandarin
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(1) Banded Serpent Star

"But then again, fish do tend to eat one another. I often wonder ... if fish get awfully tired of seafood? What are your thoughts Hobson?"
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Old 08-04-2004, 10:16 PM   #4
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Sea stars of this type will quite commonly climb up to the surface where they can skim the surface trying to feed. I have even seen bittles do it on occassion. I wouldn't worry about it too much. How's the pH?

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lots of stars do that dont worry its a little anoying i think but normal
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Old 08-05-2004, 12:22 AM   #6
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(3) Maxi-Jet 1200's, Wavemaker Pro
AquaC Remora Skimmer
100lbs Live Rock
20g Refugium
(1) Scarlet Cleaner Shrimp
(1) Peppermint Shrimp
(2) False Percs
(1) Orchid Dottyback
(1) Lawnmower Blenny
(1) Flame Angel
(1) Spotted Mandarin
(1) Red Brittle Star
(1) Banded Serpent Star

"But then again, fish do tend to eat one another. I often wonder ... if fish get awfully tired of seafood? What are your thoughts Hobson?"
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all my four stars in my tank do it, I like taking advantage of that and feed them.
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Old 08-06-2004, 08:12 AM   #8
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like taking advantage of that and feed them.

What, and how, do you feed them?
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55g Reef
(3) Maxi-Jet 1200's, Wavemaker Pro
AquaC Remora Skimmer
100lbs Live Rock
20g Refugium
(1) Scarlet Cleaner Shrimp
(1) Peppermint Shrimp
(2) False Percs
(1) Orchid Dottyback
(1) Lawnmower Blenny
(1) Flame Angel
(1) Spotted Mandarin
(1) Red Brittle Star
(1) Banded Serpent Star

"But then again, fish do tend to eat one another. I often wonder ... if fish get awfully tired of seafood? What are your thoughts Hobson?"
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