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Old 12-19-2010, 12:23 AM   #1
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Starfish Question

Can anyone tell me whats wrong with my starfish!? It looks like he got attacked but I just cant tell. Want to make sure he dosent have some sort of sickness.
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Old 12-19-2010, 11:56 AM   #2
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it looks like he's disintegrating. this is generally how they die.
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How old is it? Also moved to the sick fish forum.
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Old 12-19-2010, 03:23 PM   #5
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He's been in the tank for over a year. I'm not sure how long he was at the store. Is there something else that my have caused this or is it just age?
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Old 12-19-2010, 03:28 PM   #6
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Whats your parameters? temp change, salinty change?
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Old 12-19-2010, 07:45 PM   #7
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Parameters are good,actually the best they have ever been. I'm thinking maybe he didn't have adaquite food. I have about 20 hermits, 4 emeralds, two are huge. A Sally lightfoot and an erchin.
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do you even know what that starfish eats? many of them have not been figured out yet. is that a fromia?
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Old 12-20-2010, 02:25 PM   #9
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No, Im not sure what they eat. Usually I feed with Rod food original. Everything eats it, recently I've been feeding with spectrum small and large pellets. Haven't gotten around to ordering more food. To the best of my knowlage its a red knob. There not supposed to be reef safe but the guys at the lfs told me they are fine. He actually had this one in his reef display tank for a while. I also had him for over a year with no problems. He's now lost all of his legs, but he still climes the glass all day. Its sad really, I don't like watching.
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they say when the starfish climb the glass, it's because there is no food anywhere on the sand or rock for it. i don't know how true that is, but it's possible. especially considering current events.
i don't think this one eats meaty foods.
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