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Old 03-08-2014, 05:51 PM   #1
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Blue Starfish

Has any one had experience with a blue starfish, or starfish in general (please state the name)? Are they difficult to care for and what are their living requirements?
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Many starfish, like the linckia starfish you are talking about, are difficult to keep. Linckia just because we don't know what they eat...others like sand sifters consume so much of from the sandbed they usually starve to death. Brittle and serpent stars are the easiest, reef safe starfish you can keep.
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Many starfish, like the linckia starfish you are talking about, are difficult to keep. Linckia just because we don't know what they eat...others like sand sifters consume so much of from the sandbed they usually starve to death. Brittle and serpent stars are the easiest, reef safe starfish you can keep.

Will brittle and serpents eat your inverts? (Snails)
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No, unless they die.
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No, unless they die.

So I shouldn't take a chance with the blue star?
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Nope. If I wouldn't try it, no one else should in my opinion.
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I've heard that the Linkia stars are also difficult because they can not be exposed to air. If they are, it will kill them, just not instantly (I do not know the reason behind this). Since you don't know how they have been handled on their journey from the ocean to your tank, you have a potential deadly unknown to factor in.
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I've heard that the Linkia stars are also difficult because they can not be exposed to air. If they are, it will kill them, just not instantly (I do not know the reason behind this). Since you don't know how they have been handled on their journey from the ocean to your tank, you have a potential deadly unknown to factor in.

Okay thanks. They said it's been alive for a few months in their tank.
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It can take them months to starve/waste away. Having it months means nothing IMO. Leave them in the ocean where they belong.
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It can take them months to starve/waste away. Having it months means nothing IMO. Leave them in the ocean where they belong.

Okay thanks I've never had experience with starfish so I appreciate all of your info
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