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Old 12-23-2004, 10:46 AM   #1
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What are reef safe star fish

I want to get my husband a starfish as a gift. Which one would you recommend? I have a sand swift starfish but he wants one that sticks on the glass.

Any Suggestion?
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Old 12-23-2004, 10:49 AM   #2
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Maybe one of the linkias. I'm in the market for a small orange one.
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Old 12-23-2004, 11:02 AM   #3
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If you have a reef tank, you may want to consider getting another bottom dwelling star. Climbers can damgae/eat corals and knock your rock work over.
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Won't go on glass, but serpents and brittles are nice and clean up your tank well too.
I have a small orange (not a linkia), which spends some time on the glass. See my gallery for a pic.
I believe http://www.liveaquaria.com sells them from time to time.
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sand sifting stars aren't that pretty, but are reef safe and serve a vital function in stiring up the sand and cleaning detris.

course if he already has some, there's probably no need for another.
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I currently have an orange linkia which constatnly sticks to the glass. I have had a red thory as well which did the same. I believe both are reef safe.
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Old 12-23-2004, 06:16 PM   #7
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Won't go on glass, but serpents and brittles are nice and clean up your tank well too.
I have a small orange (not a linkia), which spends some time on the glass. See my gallery for a pic.
I believe http://www.liveaquaria.com sells them from time to time.
Mine climbs on the glass all the time. Falls every now and then though.

I'm not sure if this means I need to clean the glass or not clean the glass.

He seems fine, but it makes me a nervous wreck.
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I have a brittle star in mine, love it. Unfortunately they are nocturnal so you don't see much of them
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How old is the tank? A linkia needs a mature tank, I would say 1+ years old would be a good home for a linkia. My blue is all over the LR and on the glass every once in a while.
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