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Old 01-12-2005, 03:56 PM   #1
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Sand Sisters

I am thinking of introducing some Sand Sisters (starfish) to my tank. How tough are they to maintain as it is new?

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Old 01-12-2005, 04:30 PM   #2
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sand sisters? Do you mean sand siFters? Don't think I've ever heard of sand sisters before.
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yea, thanks. sifters then i think. starfish.
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They feed on worms and pods found in the sand. They do better in established tanks, but even then they deplete the sand fauna. In a 44 gallon I would be concerned that it was getting enough to eat. JMO
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They do eat themself hungry because they eat all of the life in your sand bed.

I would get a fighting conch instead.
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Thanks. This is the primary option available to me right now. What would be a good food for them? How 'hardy' are they? This reef gig is different -- it's even pretty difficult when it's cycled.
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my SS star is doing great in my 32 gal tank.. but i have fairly deep sand... its rarely commin up for lack of food
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