i got the call from my lfs
last night that they got a couple of sea stars in that i might like over the african red knob. he txt a picture of them side by side. sweety pie liked one over the other and was able to get there just before close. i dont know what kind it is. but i acclimated it and made sure it wasnt exposed to air. i quickly found its way over to the glass and stayed there. lights out and the urchin started making its rounds. then the two met. i looked like the urchin was right on top of the star and stayed there so i got a stick and kind of persuaded the urchin to get off him. i couldnt see any nibble marks but i didnt know what to look for either. i get up at the crack of noon and he looks dead. i picked him up and all the little suction cups are gone or sucked in. he is stiff. i put him on the sand proper side up and he has moved 4" and that took about an hour. so is he sleeping? on his last leg? nothing looks like he is melting. water parameters are great. wtf? any input?