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Old 05-31-2006, 11:15 PM   #1
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What is a good starfish to have?

What is a nice star fish that is reef compatible? I had a orange linkia one that didnt last long (think it could have been water quality though). I really liked the way it looked and like the blue ones. I know chocolate chips are not good to have with corals. So what are some other exotic ones to have in a 29gallon.
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Old 05-31-2006, 11:27 PM   #2
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brittle stars are great, but i have to agree the linkas are the best. However people say that they are hard to keep mine was ewasy he only just passed away it seems as those some supposed reef safe items didnt get along to well (everything else survied)
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Old 06-01-2006, 12:11 AM   #3
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marbled sea stars are nice looking and reefsafe
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Old 06-01-2006, 02:38 PM   #4
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Sand sifter stars are great. I have 2 and they do an awesome job in the tank. They never stop working. I couldnt ask for much more.
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Brittles and serpents seem to be more hardy. I never had luck with sand sifters. Plus, they're either under the sand anyway and their color was boring.
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I made the mistake of getting a blue linkia.

Even after a 2 hour acclimation, perfect water conditions, no agression towards him, etc., he only lasted 2 or 3 days, at which point he started to "melt". He might have been in bad shape when I got him, but that experience has scared me away from thinking about getting any more linkia's.
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ive had a sandsifting star for about 3 months, doing pretty well thou i dont see him offten
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I see my sandsifting star everyday. He only goes about 1/3 inch down the sand for a couple of hours then comes up to the surface to move. He's been in the tank for more than a month
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See, brittles and serpents can be pretty too.
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IMO a sea serpent star would get too big for a 29 gal. HTH
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