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Old 07-24-2009, 10:01 AM   #1
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First Death BlueStar

Its a sad day in my fish tank I lost my first creature my blue star

Here is a picture of him in his happier times.

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On a plus side I now know what was causing the algae spike over the past few days
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Old 07-24-2009, 10:46 AM   #2
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I'm sorry for your loss. He was beautiful. That's a nice picture of him and your shrimp.
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Old 07-24-2009, 10:51 AM   #3
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Tank was probably a bit immature to house a star. That may have been contributory to your loss. Unless he was in there dead for quite awhile I
seriously doubt that caused your algae.

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Old 07-24-2009, 10:58 AM   #4
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Sorry for your loss. I have to agree with "cememtshoes" as to the tank being on the immature side for a starfish like a Linckia.
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I had not seen him in about a week and a half and when I took him out he was quite decomposed probably half the size and all of his blue skin was already gone.

Tank is over 7 months old.

What is considered not a to young tank?

Either way I am done with those stars for a while.
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I dont know how you acclimated him but you cant expose them to air. That`s what live aquaria says. They say "The Blue Linckia Sea Star should never be exposed to air while handling. " How did you acclimate it?
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Old 07-25-2009, 02:47 PM   #7
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i dripped him and dunked the drip in the tank,

He lived for a month and a half got him around JUne 8th.
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Really sorry for your loss man, its always tough to lose marine life.

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