Originally Posted by TeamTyEmily
Hello all. Our starfish lost a leg today while we was out at work. What could be he cause of this happening? I will be doing a ammonia and ph test in the next half an hour to check the levels. We also have a pistol shrimp, could he have done the damage? Is there anything we need to do to the starfish to make it better?
Starfish can regrow legs. It'll take time. With a pistol in the tank, it may lose more limbs, though. Sandsifting stars, as you know, bury themselves in the sand. Unfortunately, that's where the pistol lives- in the sand. So the star can inadvertently put himself right where the pistol is, could even possible have a limb in the pistols burrow and not realize. Pistols are scavengers and aren't gonna pass up a free meal.