Posted this on the sick fish forum, got no replies so I thought I'd try here.
I got an orange fromia star from LiveAquaria on Tuesday. I drip acclimated him for 5 hours and set him loose on top of some LR
, right side up. His legs immediately started to curl, but they slowly went down on the rock.
The next morning, he was lying next to the pile of rocks. Upside down, with one leg attached to the rock. Can starfish trip?
Anyway, I think he tried getting up all day yesterday. This morning, he was still in the same spot, and bits of the tip on his leg have fallen off.
I gently flicked him over right side up and onto a flat rock. All his legs are down now.
The tank is about 9 months old, haven't added anything since a peppermint shrimp since March. The SG
is 1.023, NH3
are both zero, NO3
is about 20 or so. There is plenty of LR
in there for the starfish to feed on.
Is there something I've overlooked? Is there any hope for my starfish, or will he just waste away?