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Old 02-10-2006, 07:04 PM   #1
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Starfish Injury? Very strange to me at least...

I bought this starfish from Liveaquaria:
http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/p...cfm?pCatId=580
I spent 3 hours last night acclimating him. I used a turkey baster with a 1/2 oz of water every five to ten minute from my main and added to his bag...and then of course transferring him into a container. I NEVER exposed any of him to oxygen even during tank introduction. I put him in after lights out and watched him for almost an hour... then off to bed. I get home from work today and his stomch has exploded!
Was it eposer to oxygen in transit to me? Was he injured by something?
Note my tank currently has:
O clown
Coral Beauty
Bangaii Cardinal
Neon Goby
Cleaner shrimp
Snails and inverts
Leather coral
Star polyps
Hammer coral
BTA
Not a very aggresive tank IMO
Will he recover (From the look of it I doubt it)
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Old 02-10-2006, 08:05 PM   #2
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Same thing happened to a star that I had for a wk. Mine looked like that then slowley disolved. And my clown ate part of him after he started to disolve. Its from not acclimating long enough is what I gather.
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Old 02-10-2006, 09:59 PM   #3
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sure looks like a nice on though (minus the exploded part)
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Old 02-10-2006, 11:28 PM   #4
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Well its not a predator thing...There are more "explosions" on him now
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sounds like necrosis.
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That's too bad! That starfish is beautiful!

At least you can get the money you paid for him back, although I don't know about shipping...Hopefully if you try again, you'll get one that'll stay alive!
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whats necrosis?
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Necrosis = Death of cells or tissues through injury or disease, especially in a localized area of the body.
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thanks for the info
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It has spread so fast! I believe he is about to die. There are at least 3 different outbreaks and one leg is almost detached. Sucks...I really hope it wasn't something I overlooked I put so much time and research into its well being
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