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Old 08-05-2014, 05:20 AM   #1
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Star fish dead.

My blue star fish has died. Do i need to remove it? Its in a bad spot underneath rock.


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Old 08-05-2014, 08:20 AM   #2
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I would try, it'll release ammonia as it rots away.


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Old 08-05-2014, 11:04 AM   #3
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A blue linckia star?

Sorry, about that, but those starfish shouldn't even be available for sale as they starve to death in captivity 99% of the time.
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Old 08-05-2014, 05:37 PM   #4
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Had it for over a year.


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then you got lucky, although it did eventually die.
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Old 08-05-2014, 05:39 PM   #6
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I'd remove it, best thing to do. I've left things that died in the tank but only if I cant get it or the tank was sooo huge it didnt cause a spike.

Sorry about your starfish btw......I hate losing critters....
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Removed with a coat hanger bent to a very weird angle.. Did an 18 LT water change and added some carbon to filtre.


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then you got lucky, although it did eventually die.

Everything eventually dies...
The OP may not have known but she did a pretty good job.
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Everything eventually dies...
The OP may not have known but she did a pretty good job.
True, I will agree that keeping one for a year+ is a testament to her skills.


My initial reaction/post was not really directed to the op, but rather disappointment in the industry overall because there are some animals that have no place in home aquaria for a variety of reasons, yet we always see them on the market.

My condolences to the op.
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