did expose him to air. However, when I got him home, I did a 3 hr slow drip then added him, and he was doing great. moving all around the tank. He moved to the back while I was at work.
He's moving around on the front of the glass now, but that junk is still near his mouth. I've read alot about exposing them to air, but one gentleman who sells and ships them online said he handles them all day and ships so many, all exposed to air, and has no problems with them.
He's about 2-3 days old.
Anyone have a Blue Linkia? This is my first, so I'm not sure what to expect, if it's normal feeding procedure, or what.
"How and what do they eat?
Sea stars are either carnivorous predators or scavenging omnivores. Sea stars feed in a very distinctive way which involves digesting food outside their bodies (extra-corporeal digestion). They hunt or scavenge their prey, probably using their sense of smell (chemo-detection). They then position themselves over the prey and literally throw part of their stomachs over it. The stomach secretes digestive enzymes which dissolve the prey and reabsorb the digested products as food - what a way to go! "
So....I'm guessing this is normal then?