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Old 08-01-2012, 11:48 AM   #1
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Feeding a Chocolate Chip Starfish?

I picked up a starfish yesterday and the guy at the fish store told me the starfish would eat things around the tank. However my tank is a few weeks old and I'm not sure there is enough life for it to find and eat. What should I feed it? I've been watching YouTube videos on people giving there stars squid . Should I do this ? And can I even try raw shrimp ? Any suggestions?
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Old 08-03-2012, 03:18 AM   #2
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Starfish are scavengers so pellets, frozen brine shrimp, ect.
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Old 08-03-2012, 03:22 AM   #3
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Yeah it will eat raw shrimp from the grocery store it pretty cool to watch. Also to note these are not reef safe if you didnt know.
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Old 08-03-2012, 07:11 AM   #4
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CCSF

I have one also, and i don't really feed it any thing. although its probably not a bad idea. i feed it krill once but only when it was up near the top exposing itself. it does this quite often, maybe i should feed it more! i was told its and algae feeder? also i use to have a torch coral frag, and to my knowledge it never touched it, and i had it for more than 2 months. but i've seen and heard it will eat corals.
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Imo, that is way to early to add a starfish. Id wait a few months, but since its already in there, i guess id drop some pellets in there and hopefully itll get by until the tank is established and it can survive on the environment.
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Starfish doing great! He is eating shrimp. I just placed it under him while he was on the glass and he took it.
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Old 08-05-2012, 01:10 AM   #7
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I recently started feeding my CCSF directagain, and I just gave him a few pellets he started "eating" them with his "stomach" membrane and after about a hour he had two of my Margarita snails in his grasp, just thought it was weird. He eventually let them go, anybody else have this issue?
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They arent reef safe they will try to eat snails and corals. Keep him fed well with meaty foods like shrimp.
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