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Old 01-30-2013, 10:23 PM   #1
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Sand sifting star

Just bought one. Does anybody have any advice?
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Old 01-30-2013, 10:36 PM   #2
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My advice is to stare at it as long as you can... Lol I put one in my 80 gal and only see it every other month or so! I love them for cuc but I never see mine
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Old 01-31-2013, 03:22 PM   #3
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My advice is to stare at it as long as you can... Lol I put one in my 80 gal and only see it every other month or so! I love them for cuc but I never see mine
Haha mine just covered itself with sand is that normal?
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Totally normal, its what they do. Mine comes out once a day. Sometimes its 3 days before I see it. It's suposed to do that, its sifting sand hense the name...
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Are you suppose to feed them?
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Do any of u have corals with the starfish?
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Old 01-31-2013, 05:06 PM   #8
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I want a starfish but so many of them r not reef safe. Plus I want something to sift. Would u recommend getting one?
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I want a starfish but so many of them r not reef safe. Plus I want something to sift. Would u recommend getting one?
I heard the sand sifting ones are reef safe. The only down side is you barely ever se it. I would recommend it just to stir up the bottom.
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Sand sifting starfish should be left in the ocean. They usually slowly starve to death unless they have large, well established, deep sand beds to eat the micro fauna out of. It takes a while for them to die. Then one day you'll see it's arms disintegrating and you'll blame it on some crab or something.
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