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Old 12-18-2004, 11:55 PM   #11
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ok I put my hand in the tank towards the cleaner and it ran away, yet in the store it jumped on the employees hand right away. It better be shy. And quarryshark, when you said it was out for good, you mean that in what way? They were gone? Or were they out in the open?
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Old 12-18-2004, 11:58 PM   #12
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I'm sorry. I meant they were visible (not shy)...lol

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Old 12-19-2004, 12:08 AM   #13
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About your sandsifting starfish, is it really efficient at sifting the sand and how big is it and how big does it get? Do you think I can keep one in my tank.
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your tank will not support a sandsifting star. many LFS's and online fishstores will say otherwise. mine just starved to death after about 3 months. they are hard to target feed. i am going to go with a few nassarius snails to work the sand.

i have found that every new animal i put in the tank takes a while to get used to its new home. even corals take a few days sometimes to open up. our clown is just now starting to swim around all levels of the tank and we have had him about a month. hopefully your ph and salinity were very close to the LFS. cleaner shrimp are pretty sensitive to aclimation but very hardy after that

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Old 12-19-2004, 02:40 PM   #16
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I woke up this morning to find him on the opposite side of my tank. He isn't moving around right now but he is moving in the stationary position that he is in. Before, he was kind of frozen unless I put my hand near him. Now at least I can tell he is alive.
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Mine stayed in a crevice for 2 days. Then ate voraciously after that and was always in the open.
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Old 12-21-2004, 01:55 PM   #18
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He is still scared. When I put anything near me he runs away until he can find a cave to hide in. However it's not scared of the clownfish and neither are the clownfish scared of him, at least that's good to see.
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Old 12-31-2004, 10:33 AM   #19
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everyone keeps only one of these. anyone know if keeping a pair is easy?
And I know its off topic, but I've heard cases of coral Banded Shrimps attacking o clowns. I am planning on getting one, should I reconsider?


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