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Old 02-20-2012, 09:04 PM   #441
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You could try linckia stars.
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Old 02-20-2012, 09:08 PM   #442
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I suggested that last week. Apparently she don't like them either. They are probably my favorite reef safe ones.
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Old 02-20-2012, 09:10 PM   #443
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I looked at them. They are ok just a little plain looking to me. I guess it's my only option though. The marble really won't make it that's sad he's so pretty!
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I know. The fromia stars are the sharpest looking IMO.
Years ago, I tried a few of them-


They didn't last very long.
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Old 02-20-2012, 09:26 PM   #445
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Starfish don't do terribly well in aquariums as a whole really. The serpent stars are very hardy and I have one as well, very easy to keep and pretty cool when he comes out. They do come in other colors too, like red or green.

I've been waiting a year to get a starfish and I finally added a red knobby to my 90g FOWLR, but they are NOT reef safe so you cant have one of them.
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Old 02-20-2012, 10:15 PM   #446
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I know. The fromia stars are the sharpest looking IMO.
Years ago, I tried a few of them-

They didn't last very long.
Wow! Those are beautiful! Too bad they didn't make it. guess ill pass on them. I'll look at the others you mentioned again. They are ok just loved the marble so much befter! oh well. No worries. I don't want to waste money or hurt the star fish.
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Old 02-20-2012, 10:19 PM   #447
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Starfish don't do terribly well in aquariums as a whole really. The serpent stars are very hardy and I have one as well, very easy to keep and pretty cool when he comes out. They do come in other colors too, like red or green.

I've been waiting a year to get a starfish and I finally added a red knobby to my 90g FOWLR, but they are NOT reef safe so you cant have one of them.
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That's ok I'm gonna look local see what I can find. I know I saw a marble when I went to the reef store but idk about the others. I just loved the marbled guys. I'll have a fowler one day cuz there's a lot if fish I like that are t reef safe but at this point I love the corals and wanna do reef.
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Well I looked up theses guys.

http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/p...568&pcatid=568

My concern is their care level is difficult. :/
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You might want to get bigger shrimp than the sexy shrimp and bumblebees. BUT the coral banded can go after other shrimp. :-(

I would look at the fire shrimp, cleaners and peppermints.

The fish stock seems ok. You might be getting to your limit soon though. A couple of anthias in my opinion will put you at stocked.
So if I understand the banded shrimp can attack other shrimp?

I really like the sexy shrimp just because of the name! Lol but I can pass on him.

The fire shrimp and the peppermint look the same correct? Just making sure I'm looking at the right ones.

If I liked the banded coral shrimp could I just get those shrimp so there was no worry about attacking other kinds?
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The peppermint shrimp are smaller, more translucent, light pink, and cheaper. The fire shrimp has bright white legs as antennas. It's body is a deep solid red. I had one, but rarely saw it. I'd suggest some peppermint shrimp and some cleaner shrimp. They seen to be out more, and they'll eat out your hand
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