Helping starfish heal
I bought a Red/Orange Linkia star from an LFS
Wednesday. It is about 1.5 inches around so it cant be very old. When I got it it was already missing most of one ray or leg. The guy at the store told me they regenerate. What can I do to help it? Some people have said give it a clean cut to prevent infection. Is that right? Did I get hosed?
I acclimated it for about 2 hrs and it has been moving around the tank glass and appears to be eating some of the algae off of the glass.
Are there any meds or vitamins I can put in to help him heal faster? What about the cut? There is a little bit of black stuff around the wound. Is that good or bad?
Please let me know.
10 Gal Fresh Water - Red Belly Pacu, Pleco, Albino Catfish, Rams Horn Snails
College Tankl-- 29 Gal Saltwater- Skilter Filter, Powerhead, CC
, 30 lbs Live Rock, Yellow Tang, 2 Damsels, Tomato Clown, Banded Coral Shrimp, Flame Scallop, Leather Finger Coral, Leather Coral, Purple/Red Mushroom Coral, 2 emerald crabs, Random little anenomes, feather dusters and hermit crabs, Orange Linckia Star, Xenia
Home Tank - 55 gal SW