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Old 06-25-2011, 02:15 PM   #1
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First newb pitfall

I bought a choco chip starfish two days ago, and I think he's a gonner.

Ammonia 0
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I think my tank either wasn't established well enough or he had a bad breakfast. He was doing fine this morning. There was a small snail next to him on the glass and he was moving towards it. A couple minutes later, the snail was nowhere to be found...no shell; nothing. I'm not completely sure if he ate the snail, shell and all, but it's possible. Not sure if that would harm him, but nonetheless -- he's not looking good now. Poor fellow


Before missing snail


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Old 06-25-2011, 06:25 PM   #2
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Well...he seems to be better now. He's moving around the tank, so that's a good sign. I'm going to try feeding him soon and see how that goes.
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Old 06-25-2011, 06:42 PM   #3
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Hmm, maybe he did eat a snail lol.
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Old 06-26-2011, 06:03 AM   #4
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he just needs a harliquine shrimp to play with
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Old 06-26-2011, 10:48 AM   #5
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That would turn out too much like some of my past relationships. I couldn't bare reliving it. Lol
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Old 06-26-2011, 10:50 AM   #6
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You aren't planning on going reef with this are you? Chocolate chips aren't reef safe.

But they are great food for the harlequin shrimp mentioned above.
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I am planning on getting some reef eventually, at least 6 months down the road. I want to be sure to have a well established tank before taking that plunge. When the time comes, I'm going to take him back to the LFS or as mentioned, get a harlequin.
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