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Old 02-05-2014, 04:10 PM   #1
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Starfish legs being chewed on?

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I have noticed the ends of the legs from my starfish look like they have been chewed on and eaten away. I have a clownfish and a chromi, but I had up to 3 crabs in there from last count. Would they likely be the culprit? Will my starfish be ok and have the ends of its legs grow back to normal with time?
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IMO it's wasting away. What have you been feeding it.
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Old 02-05-2014, 04:29 PM   #3
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IMO it's wasting away. What have you been feeding it.
I agree it is dying and once they start they usually don't come back. That looks like a fromia species which are pretty difficult to keep alive long term
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Mine has started dying soon after it came to my system, even when I had plenty small who come with rocks. Sorry to se it.... Since than didn't get any new.
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IMO it's wasting away. What have you been feeding it.
I haven't been feeding it any special things. I thought it would have been ok with eating any leftovers off the substrate and any algae from the glass.
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Old 02-06-2014, 02:50 AM   #6
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Mine has started dying soon after it came to my system, even when I had plenty small who come with rocks. Sorry to se it.... Since than didn't get any new.
Well I've had mine for over 4 months now. So you don't think the crabs had anything to do with it?
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Well I've had mine for over 4 months now. So you don't think the crabs had anything to do with it?
No and honestly no one is 100% clear on their actual diet. They can take a while to truly die. 4 months isn't that long.
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Well if it is actually in the process of dying they don't release any dangerous toxins in the water or anything harmful do they?
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Old 02-06-2014, 04:26 AM   #9
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My star fish lost a leg... I blame my emerald crab. I do not add anything to specifically feed my star, and have had him for 1 yr now. I thought mine was going to die when his leg was taken, but he is still alive, and oddly enough his leg is still in the tank(about 6 months) and hasn't faded or decayed at all. I'm wishing it will grow into another star lol....
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Old 02-06-2014, 07:16 AM   #10
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I'm hoping my starfish will be as strong and gutsy as yours then, for it will truly be a star lol
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