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Old 09-08-2011, 05:39 PM   #1
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hi all.. iam not sure if this is good or bad.. iam thinking bad. i brought a sand sifting star a month back and he was missing a leg.. now iv noticed he has lost another.. why is this and is it a bad sign help please many thanks in advance
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Old 09-09-2011, 11:32 AM   #2
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anyone.. any ideas
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Old 09-09-2011, 11:37 AM   #3
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Apparently it means he is dying, I believe this was nswered by Mr. X on another thread. :-(

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news.

Id keep an eye on him so he doesnt get under your sand and die there decomposing when he does finally die.

I had a red starfish and the exact same thing happened he lost each leg one by one. I finally removed him after he had one leg left. it was horrible. :-(
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oh noi.. any idea what it is thats killing him i tested my water today and its fine
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Old 09-09-2011, 03:45 PM   #5
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Could be starving.....
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starving...what do they eat
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Old 09-09-2011, 04:39 PM   #7
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"This voracious feeder will quickly clean your aquarium of detritus and then burrow into your substrate, starve, and eventually begin to decay."....per liveaquaria.com
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so what can i put in to keep him fed
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I've heard of ppl putting in meaty products in sand, but it didn't work most of the time. There are a couple of threads you can search to help you.
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It's a toss up whether actually injecting for for him will work or not. You could try to get some food near him, use a turkey baster and shut down your flow and see if you can get him some food.
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