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Old 03-13-2013, 03:16 AM   #1
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Sand sifting starfish.

I'm contemplating getting one. Any comments on if its a good purchase or not. I need something to help keep my sand clean.
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Old 03-13-2013, 03:20 AM   #2
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How big is your tank? Ive heard bad things about owning them. They can starve to death after burying themselves in the sand and will rot there.
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Old 03-13-2013, 03:34 AM   #3
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Yeah how big or old is the tank? My conch does a pretty good job of the sandbed
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To elaborate on what's already been said, I wouldn't recommend even one of these for any tank under 100 gallons. And that's only if you REALLY want a dead sandbed. They eat all the stuff that makes the sandbed live and useful.
And yes, they do tend to starve and die under the sand. Dont even have the common courtesy to die where we can see them! It is my personal opinion that these shouldn't even be sold. But that is just my opinion.
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Old 03-13-2013, 12:44 PM   #5
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Awesome! Thanks guys. I have a 29 gal bio cube. From the sounds of it, seems like I'll pass on the starfish. Prob pick up a couple more nassarius snails instead.
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they will eat the good and bad stuff in a sandbed. Better off with snails or a gobie to stir sandbed
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Yeah I picked up a diamond goby instead ! Thanks for the insight everyone.
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Old 03-15-2013, 07:53 AM   #8
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Nice they are fun to watch make sure the rocks are secure or he will tip them over
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Old 03-15-2013, 02:25 PM   #9
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Will do ! Thanks
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