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Old 10-14-2008, 09:41 PM   #1
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Reef Safe Star?

Well I have a 20gal long tank that i plan on making a nano reef, is there a starfish that I can get that is reef safe?
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I personally believe any novelty starfish will get too large for your tank and there won't be enough food variability available. Asterina starfish only get a 1/2in. or so, very hardy, and common hitchhiker's, but my experience shows that they can adjust their liking to coral tissue. All in all, I wouldn't bother purchasing one.
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I personally believe that your tank would be too small for a starfish. It would probably starve for lack of food. They eat microbes in the tank.
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How about the same quesion for a 65g?
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Patroklos, look into the serpent star or linkia stars. Serpents are much hardier. I have a serpent, pretty neat starfish!
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Lindsay gave you some good choices. I have some of those in my images if you want to see pics of them.
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