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Originally Posted by hdghog13
I jus bought a red sea star yesterday- I spent about 45 minutes aclimating him with both the temp and salinity.
Sea stars are one of the most sensative inverts you will keep in the hobby and need several hours of slow >>drip acclimation
<< to properly adjust from one environment to another. What you are seeing is most likely the beginning of necrosis from acclimation shock. I hope your star recovers but....
I used Immuno-Vital marine when I put him in.
, products like this have no real benefit and prey on the unaware (akin to snake oil
). I would suggest that you not bother with them in future. As long as your water specs are fine and fish are properly introduced to a >>quarantine
<< before the display and inverts (which do not need to be QT
'd) are acclimated for the proper amount of time, you should have less problems. There is no "magic bullet" additive that can take the place of these two important steps.