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Old 07-30-2009, 02:15 PM   #21
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Ok, maybe Ill just take it slow, no 2nd star for me =)
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Old 07-30-2009, 04:11 PM   #22
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Ya, i agree. I plan on getting 2 but i have a 90 gallon tank on the other hand.
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Old 07-30-2009, 04:22 PM   #23
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the soft blue one you are talking about are you talking about a linka? If so from personel experience they are not the easiest of stars to keep.
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get a blue one, theyre pretty and even though they can be kind of hard to take ccre of for eginners, they are very entertaining
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Just make sure you dont expose it to air or it will not make it.
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Old 07-30-2009, 04:59 PM   #26
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Just make sure you dont expose it to air or it will not make it.
Is that seriously one of the reasons it is hard to take care of? because it cant be exposed to air at all. Or is it just a for extended periods out of the water and in the air? Does this mean you couldn't lift it out of the tank and transport it to another tank 10 feet away?
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well you still wouldnt want to do that even if it woulnt hurt it to be in air that long it still has to be acclimated to the other tank i doubt you have two tanks that have the same exact parameters.
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well you still wouldnt want to do that even if it woulnt hurt it to be in air that long it still has to be acclimated to the other tank i doubt you have two tanks that have the same exact parameters.
Well thats true. I was just using that as a example. All i am trying to say is even if it was exposed for just like 10 or 20 seconds it could kill it?
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i have to say let mike answer that one i am not a big star person i have a sandsifter but thats all and he is out of the tank for 10 15 seconds at a time when i need to do something so i dont accidentally put something on top of him cause when he burrows you forget were he is lol
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This is what the good doctors say, " The Blue Linckia Sea Star should never be exposed to air while handling". Here is the whole article

Saltwater Aquarium Starfish for Marine Reef Aquariums: Linckia Sea Star, Blue

I have three of them. None were ever exposed to air on my part anyway. I would make sure of a mature tank before you get one. As you can see in the article they are really sensitive to changes.





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