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Old 02-27-2004, 01:18 AM   #1
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sick starfish??

I have a orange linkia starfish that seems to have shriveled and be drying up. I also have a purple linkia that is starting to get a white spot on the very tip of one of the legs. I've had these for 3 days. Acclimated them both for about 2 hours. I had a blue linkia about 2 weeks before this that died, it started to turn white on the very tip. Can anyone give me any advice to save these starfish??
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Old 02-27-2004, 02:06 AM   #2
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What's the age of your set up and what are the exact water parameters?

Starfish are severely sensitive to changes in the water and acclimation to a new tank is extremeley important. They should be drip acclimated for about 4-6 hours.

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also make sure they dont touch the air !! got into an argument with my lfs for doing that !! he said ahhhh its not a big deal !! mabe not to you due to if it dies ya know they will be back but it will prob die now !!!
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also make sure they dont touch the air !! got into an argument with my lfs for doing that !! he said ahhhh its not a big deal !! mabe not to you due to if it dies ya know they will be back but it will prob die now !!!
I actually don't think there is a problem exposing starfish to the air for a short period of time.
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also make sure they dont touch the air !! got into an argument with my lfs for doing that !! he said ahhhh its not a big deal !! mabe not to you due to if it dies ya know they will be back but it will prob die now !!!
I actually don't think there is a problem exposing starfish to the air for a short period of time.
Probabley not but I would give the star every chance for success. Personally I never touch them with my hands and do not exspose them to air.

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i had a purple star and it did about the same. it started to have white spots and then a few days it died. i had it about a week. the lfs said wait at least 6 months before even thinking about starfish.
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