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Old 08-26-2011, 04:47 PM   #1
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Chocolate chip star acting crazy

Just got a new chocolate chip 3 days ago.
I have a 30 gallon with live rock and sand, Mushroom corals, maroon clown, bubble anemone, and yellow headed goby.
I acclimated with the measuring cup method. My levels are all extremely good... Salinity 1.026 ph 8.4 ammonia 0 nitrates 0.
He is curling up his legs onto himself... Is that normal? He has hardly moved since I placed him in the tank days ago. Any suggestions????? Help!
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Old 08-27-2011, 09:37 AM   #2
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I have seen them do that before but not sure if that's normal on a second note a chocolate chip is not reef safe just FYI
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Old 08-27-2011, 09:54 AM   #3
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Dont sound like anything out of the ordinary. As mentioned above they are not reef safe and they will go after your mushrooms. Keep a close eye out.
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I have a CC starfish, occasionally his legs will curl. I've had him for a while, but often wonder if he is getting enough meaty food. I actually haven't had him touch any coral (at least that I could tell) but wouldn't take my chances in my other tank that has a lot more in it. He likes to go to the top and face a leg or two out trying to skim the top of the water. When he does that I try to target feed.
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Thanks Ill keep an eye on him
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Old 08-28-2011, 05:33 PM   #6
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how did you acclimate him? starfish in general are very sensitive to environmental changes. drip acclimation is best, over at least an hour.
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