Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Reef Aquaria
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 01-02-2004, 01:00 AM   #1
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Lincoln, NE
Posts: 207
starfish paratrooper

Today when we were watching our tank we noticed that our orange starfish keeps climbing to the top of the glass, then he decides to just let go and fall to the bottom on his back. This is the first time we have witnessed this odd behavior and were wondering if this is a normal thing for them to do. It is an orange linka star.
__________________

__________________
sw-addict is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2004, 01:33 PM   #2
steve-s
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Most likely the star is just losing it's grip in a higher water flow area. As long as the star shows good color and no sign of necrosis, it should be fine.

How are the water parameters? NH3, NO2, NO3, ph, temp and salinity?

Cheers
Steve
__________________
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2004, 04:07 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Lincoln, NE
Posts: 207
ph 8.2
nitrite 0
nitrate 0
temp 80
salinity 1.023
ammonia 0
__________________
sw-addict is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2004, 04:14 PM   #4
steve-s
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Looks good but I would up the SG to 1.025 (35 ppt). Inverts do much better at slightly higher salinities. If using a swing arm hydrometer, just a tad over 1.024 SG should do. Believe it or not, that little bit can make a difference in overall invert health...

Cheers
Steve
__________________
  Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
starfish

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Good starfish? Bad starfish? Anyone know? 20 20 Saltwater Reef Aquaria 3 02-26-2006 09:15 AM
Anyone have one of these starfish? XXFirefighter Saltwater Reef Aquaria 1 11-03-2004 12:04 AM
Starfish regaltang Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR 7 12-13-2003 11:09 AM
My starfish is regenerating (please help smonkey's starfish) Electrobes Saltwater Reef Aquaria 0 12-09-2003 09:01 PM
Best starfish? MT79 Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR 11 12-09-2003 06:43 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:19 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.