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Old 01-19-2011, 11:35 PM   #1
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Is it okay to have a starfish in a 28 nano?
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Old 01-19-2011, 11:44 PM   #2
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ya but make sure it is reef safe
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What do starfish exactly eat?
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Old 01-19-2011, 11:47 PM   #4
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and make sure you can feed it. many starfish cannot be kept in closed systems. some live only off of things we can't supplement. some of them are still a mystery as far as diet goes. in other words- we don't know what they eat.
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if you want to get a starfish for your 28, look into a black or red brittle star. those you can hand feed meaty foods.
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Now I have a reddish(I'm not sure what the name is but will find out) starfish and I'm not feeding it anything. I've had it for about a month and still is moving.
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it usually takes a couple months to starve, if that's the case. take a pic and post it.
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I have probably 100 tiny ones in my 20 gallon...came on my live rock. They are a creamish color and look like brittle stars.
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Old 01-25-2011, 08:27 AM   #9
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Bristle or serpent starfish are super easy to keep. They eat the left over food that the fish dont get to. I swear they can "taste" food as soon as it hits the water.....they come out of hidding waving their arms around to catch their share of food.
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