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Old 12-20-2010, 06:02 PM   #11
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I remember, maybe six months ago, my coral beauty angel died. He fell to an unreachable spot in my right pile of LR. When I looked through the side of the tank I could see the corpse. The starfish actually went right to the dead fish, got on top of him and stayed there for three days before being pushed away by shrimp and crabs. I'm not sure if he was eating, but then what else would he have been doing? I haven't seen him for a few hrs now, not sure if I will again.
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interesting. and yet it's never visibly taken any prepared foods all the time you've owned him?
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Once or twice I can remember him covering a pellet for an hr or so then move on. When I first got him, for the first three months or so he got much bigger and more colorful. Then he did seem to slowly thin out a bit and get a more brownish color. He stayed that way for over 9 months until this happened, I thought he was fine.
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well, sorry you lost the little guy.
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My sand sifter did the same thing. Heartbreaking. They are very sensitive to ANY changes so pretty much anything can cause them to fall apart before your eyes. It is best to remove them from your tank at the first sign of trouble. Unfortunately, I agree, once they get to that point, there is nothing that can be done. Sorry for your loss. :-(
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