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Old 04-09-2006, 07:17 PM   #1
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Injured Linkia Star

My orange Linkia was just injured by happening upon my Seio 820 powerhead. It crawled right across the intake portion. 3 of his 5 arms are injured towards the end. It is still moving about. Does anyone have any experience with this happening?

On a side note, I bought 2 Seio 820's because it seemed to me that they were less likely to "suck in" any fish, etc. I have to fashion some type of guard to prevent this from happening again.

I hope the star will be OK.
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Keep water quality as high as possible and keep fingers crossed. I have a red seastar that was injured in shipment. Its arm broke off near its body. I have had it for about 4 months and it is growing back but still is not as large as the other 4 arms.
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I agree. Once established/acclimated Linckias are pretty hardy. Be sure to avoid any chemistry or temperature swings and it should be alright. Good luck
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IME, brenden and MT79 are on the money. I`ve had one do the same thing and the leg grew back.
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Thank you everyone. So far, so good. The star is carrying on like he used to, wandering all over the aquarium.
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I had a blue one get caught in a PH and really tore up 2 legs pretty badly. He was sucked up there for I don't know how long. Anyway he made a full recovery. I have had him for about 8 months now.
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