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Old 07-06-2014, 10:16 PM   #1
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Sand Sifting Star

I'm an avid diver on the Gulf coast of Florida. Sand sifting stars are all over the place. I've read some good and bad things about this star when kept in an aquarium. What are the pros and cons of this star being in a FOWLR?
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They quickly strip the sand bed of life and then starve to death, and usually die in a tough to get to place in your tank
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Don't see any pros with that explanation.


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The pros is that even so, they are still among the easiest stars to keep alive. That's not saying much. Some have better luck with them.


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The pros is that even so, they are still among the easiest stars to keep alive. That's not saying much. Some have better luck with them.


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I never did. Not unless I had a 3" + established sand bed in a massive tank.

A Chocolate chip star is a pretty resilient starfish. They would be fine in a FOWLR. Serpents are also.
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I've had a couple for several years. But your right, they are not easy.


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