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Old 07-22-2008, 05:59 PM   #1
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Angry Starfish Stomach eats cleaner crab

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Just wanted to share this pic. It seems chocolate chip starfish really enjoy peppermint shrimp for a snack. Their preference seems to be the one just bought 1 hr prior that think starfish will be a nice, safe place to hide. <groan> This picture captures the starfishes ejected stomach as it devours the shrimp.

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Old 07-22-2008, 06:02 PM   #2
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Hey...cool pictures....sorry about your shrimp loss though.
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Since this is my practice tank, I didn't lose much money. It really was interesting to watch though....
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It`s really hard to believe a starfish caught a shrimp. Was the shrimp already dead?
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It wasn't quite dead, but even though I tried to acclimate it for about an hour, it was really shocky when I put it in and tried to hide under the starfish..
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Well sorry for the loss, but great pics!
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Inverts should be acclimated longer, since they are less tolerant to parameter swings.
Did you use the drip method?
Nice shots, by the way.
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<blush> the drip method was my intention... this aquarium is teaching me new things allready, like patience (which I lack) will be very necessary if I want to progress to a larger, more complex tank. The shrimp is a lesson learned the hard way....
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It's easier to learn in a larger tank.
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But less expensive to learn
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