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Old 01-10-2004, 01:06 AM   #1
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i was just wondering how and what do you feed them. i was thinking of getting one to help with my clean up crew. thanks
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Old 01-10-2004, 01:10 AM   #2
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i feed mine little pieces of raw shrimp, silversides, clam, scallop, basically anything. they are scavengers and aren't too picky from my experience.
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thanks for the reply. so do you just put the food next to it or what? thanks
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Old 01-10-2004, 03:25 AM   #4
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imho i woudnt attempt to feed it unless its the only thing in the tank. if you buy it for janitorial servitude and you feed it what have you accomplished? in four months iv only ever fed my fish and polyps and havent suffered one casualty in fact everything keeps growing. accept my darn brown star polyps but thats another story.
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Crush two tbs minced mint leaves (no stems) with the juice of two limes, two tbs of sugar and a shot of light rum. Marinade eight cleaned jumbo shrimp for two hours in fridge or overnight (overnight is best). Skewer and salt shrimp. Broil or grill over medium high heat until shrimp become opaque (apx. two and a half min per side). Serve with black beans cooked with garlic, green onions, bacon and topped with a slice of lime.
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thanks douggie that does make sense. i think i will purchase one tomorrow!
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I see you are a newbie. Since I have no idea of your experience and if you have never had a star be sure to read up on how to acclimate them. It is not the same as you would a fish.... Just an FYI
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I see you are a newbie. Since I have no idea of your experience and if you have never had a star be sure to read up on how to acclimate them. It is not the same as you would a fish.... Just an FYI
Agreed, inverts and stars especially are extremely sensitive to water changes. I drip acclimate my stars for 4 hours or so.

I also do not feed my serpent anything, he finds whatever food is left over.
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Old 01-11-2004, 05:12 PM   #8
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thanks for the replies. very helpful.
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Old 01-12-2004, 04:31 PM   #9
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i have to feed mine a little something or else it tries to steal food when i feed my anenome and coral.
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Old 01-13-2004, 12:58 AM   #10
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steal food when i feed my anenome and coral.
does your brittle star come out during the day? mine is rarely seen, in fact tonight kelly and i got excited because we saw more than just an arm sticking out of a rock crevase. it was only fully visible for only fifteen minutes or so.
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Crush two tbs minced mint leaves (no stems) with the juice of two limes, two tbs of sugar and a shot of light rum. Marinade eight cleaned jumbo shrimp for two hours in fridge or overnight (overnight is best). Skewer and salt shrimp. Broil or grill over medium high heat until shrimp become opaque (apx. two and a half min per side). Serve with black beans cooked with garlic, green onions, bacon and topped with a slice of lime.
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