Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater & Reef - Sick Fish or Coral
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 03-09-2005, 05:48 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Southern Cali
Posts: 14
what's nibbling the starfish??

I have...or actually "had" is the word a starfish-one day, I noticed one of the arms was missing-like it was riped apart. The following week another one was gone. And finally all that was left was the middle or center part of the starfish. It eventually died and I can't figure out what did this.
Need some advice or suggestion.
__________________

__________________
Life isn't like a box of chocolates....it's more like a jar of jalapenos-what you do today, might burn your *** tomorrow.
jellyfish915 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2005, 05:54 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 5,832
Send a message via Yahoo to quarryshark
Hw long did you have it and how did you acclimate? What are your (specific) water parameters?
__________________

__________________
quarryshark is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2005, 06:06 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Panama City Beach, FL
Posts: 547
I have a gimp starfish. He is missing one of his legs, hints his name is Gimpy the Starfish. He was stressed out and lost a leg.

It sound like yours was either stressed and the stress did not subside or you have a hitch hiker, like a unsavory crab.
__________________
JPloman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2005, 06:31 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 5,832
Send a message via Yahoo to quarryshark
Usually when they fall apart like that it is a water quality, starvation or acclimation issue.
__________________
quarryshark is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2005, 07:16 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Southern Cali
Posts: 14
we've had him for 8 months, maybe a year. My husband thinks it might have been a nasty crab...our shrimps are missing too(fire shrimp & cleaner shrimp).
__________________
Life isn't like a box of chocolates....it's more like a jar of jalapenos-what you do today, might burn your *** tomorrow.
jellyfish915 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2005, 08:35 PM   #6
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 5,832
Send a message via Yahoo to quarryshark
Quote:
...our shrimps are missing too(fire shrimp & cleaner shrimp).
Ok, yes that would a clue.
May want to set a trap to see what shows.
__________________
quarryshark is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2005, 11:50 AM   #7
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Southern Cali
Posts: 14
what kind of trap do I need to set up?

By the way, quarryshark-I noticed that you have a same sand sifter starfish...the same one I had before its tragic death.
__________________
Life isn't like a box of chocolates....it's more like a jar of jalapenos-what you do today, might burn your *** tomorrow.
jellyfish915 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2005, 03:54 AM   #8
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Queensland, Australia
Posts: 1,044
Send a message via MSN to StripesTheEel
did you have more than one starfish, because when i started off..i had two and i thought they would be fine, but one ate the other... i thought they were just being friendly.. hahaha
StripesTheEel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2005, 12:58 PM   #9
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Southern Cali
Posts: 14
no...just one. Now, is there a trap we can buy for this crab or whatever it is that ate my shrimps and starfish? We want to catch it before it gets to the other fish.

Need help.
__________________
Life isn't like a box of chocolates....it's more like a jar of jalapenos-what you do today, might burn your *** tomorrow.
jellyfish915 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2005, 01:49 PM   #10
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 5,832
Send a message via Yahoo to quarryshark
Had is the operative word. I had mine for over a year before starvation set it. I would not recommend this star. The tend to deplete the sand fauna and slowly starve off.
Here is the trap I use. Works really well, have caught several crabs and a mantis with it. Its called the X-terminator and a quick google search will come up with several etailers that carry them.
Before making the investment, you may want to check your tank at night for a while to see if anything is lurking.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	trap_203.jpg
Views:	49
Size:	48.4 KB
ID:	1404  
__________________

__________________
quarryshark is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
starfish

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Nibbling Gourami jodie_jo Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 6 05-25-2006 01:39 AM
Good starfish? Bad starfish? Anyone know? 20 20 Saltwater Reef Aquaria 3 02-26-2006 09:15 AM
Nibbling Clown Loach? BeerBotia Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 7 02-10-2005 11:21 PM
Nibbling on Fins or something else ... Fishy Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 3 01-08-2004 10:23 PM
My starfish is regenerating (please help smonkey's starfish) Electrobes Saltwater Reef Aquaria 0 12-09-2003 09:01 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:52 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.