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Old 09-04-2015, 12:01 AM   #1
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I think my cucumber is eating..

My red starfish. Is this normal? I was told they were compatible.
He ( the cucumber ) stalks the starfish around the tank and then wiggles it's weird mouth tentacles over it.
Now the starfish limbs that he touched seem to be rotting off??
Can I save him?


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Old 09-04-2015, 01:12 AM   #2
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Once a starfish is going downhill, there usually isn't much saving it. That said, cucumbers eat dead stuff and is most likely getting a head of such. How big is the tank? If this is a linkia, they aren't really the best for home aquaria as we don't even really know what they eat and if there isn't a large and very mature tank they easily starve along with their sensitivity to parameter issues.
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Interesting.. Thank you!
It is a 30 gallon nuvo tank I started in January...
Probably not awesome for the poor starfish. Rats.


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No, that isn't a good habitat for much of any starfish or even the cucumber.
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Yup. Starfish died. but the cucumber is still hanging in there!


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