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Old 01-31-2011, 07:16 PM   #1
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Marble starfish

I got a marble starfish Saturday. It seems to be doing well. I picked it up today to feed it and the red underside of the starfish looked all ripped up and part of it even flew off into the water. He is still is moving around but I am worried about him.
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Old 01-31-2011, 07:26 PM   #3
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He's dying I;m betting. Starfish seem to melt away from lack of proper food. Read up on him.
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Old 01-31-2011, 07:30 PM   #4
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Oh my gosh. I just bought it and I bought the exact food they were feeding him. Is there anything I can do.
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What food is that?
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They sold us frozen squid.
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Old 01-31-2011, 07:48 PM   #7
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Place a small piece directly under his body and see what happens.
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We did that about 30 minutes ago. He just moved away from it and his underside looks worse. I am afraid he is not going to make it. Thanks for your help. Should I take him out? How do I know when he is gone?
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That's a tuff call. Taking him out means killing him early. I'd guess if he doesn't respond to touching, he's gone. I guess I'd just keep an eye on him JUST in case our guesses are wrong.
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that's a fromia starfish. they are another example of what to leave in the ocean. it won't survive. no one even knows what they eat. one thing for sure, they don't eat meaty foods.
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