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Old 01-20-2004, 01:56 AM   #1
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Lazy Linkia's not healthy?

I got a blue and a maroon linkia from fishsupply last week. I acclimated them for around 8 hours and introduced them both to my 110g reef tank. The maroon one has been pretty active, it has 6 legs but never really fully attaches to anything, he seems bo always be draging some legs or when attached to the glass the tips of whole legs are not attached to the glass.

The blue linkia doesn't seem to move much at all. He moved about 6 inches from where I originally placed him then stayed there for a few days. He then moved down to the sand and was kind of laying there folded somewhat in a pile which only one arm attached to the glass/rock.

Is there something wrong with these starfish or is this normal behavior for a linkia? I know if/when they find a good food source they can stay there for a few days.
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The blue linkia doesn't seem to move much at all.
They are famous for that If they find a good food sourse they will stay hunched over it for days untill they have finished it off, wait till it does that in a hole or under your LR and you don't see it for days...
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So do you think it's normal that they drag an arm or to, I"m just used to my other stars having all 5 arms firmly attached to the glass/rock.
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It was fairly common for my linckia.
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So do you think it's normal that they drag an arm or to, I"m just used to my other stars having all 5 arms firmly attached to the glass/rock.
My burgundy linkia will also move to the top of the glass and skim the surface with an extended arm or two. The orange fromia has a similar tendancy but not as frequent.

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