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Old 02-03-2003, 07:37 PM   #1
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Star Fish Shell and Conch Shell

Hello everyone, I just came back from Bahamas and I bought myself a star fish shell and a conch shell. My question here is: Is it possible to put both of these shells in a freshwater aquarium? I have 2 oscars and I would like to put these decorations in my tank...Please help me.. Thanks..
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Old 02-03-2003, 07:46 PM   #2
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You can put the conch shell in. The starfish is not a shell but a dead, dried up starfish. If you put it in water it will rot.
The conch shell will just get covered in algae, why not display it near the tank. I have a display of all sorts of shells and dead coral I have found during trips and have them on top of my tank. Looks very nice and adds to the "mood".

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Hey thanks for the quick reply...I'm glad you told me about it...Hey, If I were to start up a saltwater aquarium, would I be able to put the conch in there without it getting covered in algae? Also, would the starfish also rot in a saltwater aquarium? Thanks for your help.
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would I be able to put the conch in there without it getting covered in algae?
no, it would still get covered in algae, possibly quicker.
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Also, would the starfish also rot in a saltwater aquarium?
yes
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