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Old 01-11-2005, 10:37 PM   #1
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Dying sifter??

I've got a sand sifter about four or five inches across..... I noticed the other day that the tip of one of his legs was jacked.... today I picked him up and put him in the fuge and he's missing the tips of two of his legs and seems a little slimy.....

Think he's dying???? I don't want 'em to saturate my tank with nitrates....O yeah..... he's in the fuge.... do they eat pods or just detrius??
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Old 01-11-2005, 10:43 PM   #2
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Ok so I've read on wetwebmedia.com that it's pretty much gonna croak..... any fast (humane) way to kill it ???? I think it's too bad off to trade it in.......
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Old 01-11-2005, 11:13 PM   #3
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Try feeding it some small pieces of shrimp, place it under him.
I had the same problem, I'll never get one of those again. It seems they tend to starve, I did have mine over a year, but he recently fell apart.
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Old 01-11-2005, 11:16 PM   #4
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le'me as you this.... I noticed from the other post that you have a serpent... I picked one up a few weeks ago and he's probably 8-12" from leg to leg..... should I be target feeding him???? What kind of pellets do you use???
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I use the sinking pellets, I'll check on the brand and get back to you. They are shrimp pellets I believe. I just throw a few in and watch the serpent stick out their arms to grab them. Fun to watch!
I target feed my stars about 3 times a week.
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ok.... will do.........
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Old 01-12-2005, 01:29 AM   #7
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i had the same thing with a sandsifter. it will most likley perish with in 72 hours

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