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Old 02-11-2006, 10:01 AM   #11
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did you remove him from the tank?
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Old 02-11-2006, 11:23 AM   #12
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This morning 2 legs have fallen off...He will be removed shortly. I was hoping against hope he would survive
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Old 02-11-2006, 11:33 AM   #13
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Starfish are poor shippers for the most part. They don't handle condition changes very well either. I had a star do the same thing and I got it at the LFS. Depending on the salinity, etc of the bag water, 3 hours might not have been enough. The difference in your water vs the bag water should be the determining factor on the length of the acclimation.

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Next time I challenge a star I will check the shipping/LFS water very carefully and adjust. Thanks ellisz....
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Might not have been you. The last one I tried, I got before the LFS could acclimate so I took it straight from their shipper. I drip acclimated and the starfish lived for about a month. I thought I was good. Then it moved behind some rock work and I never saw it again

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