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Old 01-19-2005, 12:54 PM   #11
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I'm so glad I found this post. I just got a blue linckia and he's very rigid. I thought for sure it was rigor-mortis. He's been acclimating in a drip for an hour now, and I'll keep him acclimating and checking posts. He's still got great color, but he was shaped like an umbrella when I put him in acclimation pail and he's been that way ever since. A couple of arms are curling up in the corner, but I don't know if that just gravity. I'm posting this as a new message, looking for advice.
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Old 01-19-2005, 05:22 PM   #12
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Unless the star starts to lose color or actual limbs, it should be okay. "Rigid" appearance or unmoving is nothing to be concerned about. They will actually stay put for several days if they find a nice patch of algae or bacterial slime.

Just be sure you drip acclimate slowly over 4-6 hours. Keep tabs on the temp as well. If not floating in the sump, it can cool down easily enough.

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Old 01-19-2005, 07:11 PM   #13
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I drip acclimated mine for 3.5 hours, and he's doing great. Finding his way over my tallest rock and waving his arms at me. Just beautiful!
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