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Old 08-27-2008, 06:54 PM   #1
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Starfish help

I just got into salt water and i am looking to get the type of saltwater critter that most amuses me a starfish and i want to get one that does other things that most amuses me like having offspring of the small critters or splitting into two or regrowing the star from the leg can anyone tell me which starfish have offspring easier and which one will split and which ones will regrow the star from the leg i want to make a good choice on my new pet. thanks
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Old 08-27-2008, 07:18 PM   #2
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First thing, I would remove you email address from any public forum, otherwise the spambots will kill your email.
Quite a few sea stars are hard to sex, since they really don't have and distinguishing features. I believe most of them will regrow lost arms. About the only ones that I've seen reproduce are the asternia stars. Hopefully other folks will chime in that know more about stars than I do.
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thanks yea i have heard they are hard but other times i have heard that they sometimes just split into two which i think would be perrty cool to see and i take my email off as soon as i find out how thanks for the heads up
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If you look in my images you`ll see my stars . I`ve also have a CC star in my fuge that I dont have a pic of. I`ve never had any of them reproduce though except my asternias.
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What are those tiny starfish---they are grey and literally a bit smaller than the stars your grade school teacher would put on your "conformist/assimilation chart"
These stars seem to start out unformed but eventually develop 6 spires (sort of like the "Star of David") They started coming out of my rockwork about a year after the tank was set up. I`d say there are almost 100 of them in there now. They usually hang on the algae on the glass.
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If these then they are asternia stars

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That is them----you rule Meluso!

I got all the gear----I`m setting up plumbing today!)
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By the way---heres a scene from the tank I gotta tear down---
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That`s a nice tank but I had to do the same when I transfered from my 55 to my 125 and I was worried it would not look as good but I was wrong it looks even better today. Yours will too.
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