Just bought this star, saw it liked it bought it. now lives in a FO
tank which was set up and cycled about 2.5 months back, just added the star with 2 blue chromis only other fish is a yellow gobie at the moment all fish OK star moved around fine but has taken up position next to the surface by the outlet from the filter it moves a little but goes back there, is this normal behaviour for this animal.
it is stuck to the glass well and took a little mussel last night much to the chromis's delight, my salt is ok nitrite has risen to 0.2 nitrate is low amonia is 0 can't remember ph
but I know is is within the norm, will do a partial water change tonight to drop nitirte to try and make the ride a bit more comfortable for the star until the filter systems catch up to the new stock level. one concern I have is that I now find out they graze on algie, there is not much at all in my tank yet, the star was sold as a carnivore so if I keep an eye on him whats do you think I will get him through this while the algie grows.