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Old 01-06-2013, 05:38 PM   #11
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Starfish just eat anything left over I only had trouble with the chocolate chip star mine killed a nem( he was after a piece of seaweed that my clown had tore down and put on the nem) and my one that got to 8 inches he ate a hermit crab once somehow caught then trapped it against the glass wish I thought to take a pic as he slowly turned then pulled him out and ate him. But for a fish only tank they are nice ( just watch out they will eat other stars
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Old 01-06-2013, 08:30 PM   #12
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I have a general star and it is doing great
It can be exposed to air no problem.
The only issue, if you call it one, is it has smothered and devoured seaweed I had on vaggie clip for my fox face and Kole tang
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First never by a fish online, or a star fish, if its your first star fish I would advise you to get a beginner one. Be sure you calcium levels are perfect also if you have a reef tank make sure that the levels are good, then yes you will be ok, I think,...........
Why not? Online retailers get their livestock from the same place stores do.
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I think it would be too stressful on the fish.
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Old 01-07-2013, 12:10 AM   #15
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In have 2 chocolate star fish in my fowlr tank. I acclimated them the same way as I do my fish. I do feed the 1x a week directly. Other than that they eat off of left overs and algae... I have never heard that they can't be exposed to air. My kids love holding them occasionally.
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I think it would be too stressful on the fish.
How do you think they get to the stores in the first place? You think that traveling on the front seat of a car, or in a UPS truck, or even a plane, makes a difference to a fish?
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Old 01-07-2013, 12:53 PM   #17
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That's very true but when I'm buying from the store hopefully they've all been there a little while any by the time that I bring them home I'm picking from the strongest of the bunch as the rest have already kicked the bucket.
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So the final word is that a starfish won't eat any of my inverts? Sweet. Gonna get one this Friday.
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Old 01-08-2013, 07:54 PM   #19
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Yes they will eat inverts. I have watched my African red starfish eat three turbo snails and I have attached a pic of him killing my plate coral. It's not overwhelmingly common but it can happen. They go where they want to go. Mine will smother a turbo snail for a day or two until he sucks him out. The plate coral happened today. I think he did it through the night.
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Old 01-08-2013, 07:58 PM   #20
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On the other hand my sandsifting star never bothers anything but I never see him either.
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