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Old 01-09-2013, 01:48 AM   #21
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Hmm. Crud.
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Old 01-09-2013, 10:56 AM   #22
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If the starfish has bumps like chocolate chip star or African red they will eat anything slow enough to catch!!! As a general rule ( always are exceptions to the rule for both smooth stars eatting corals and bumpy ones not eating coral)
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I don't have corals. Just shrimp and snails and such. Looking for a smooth star but not if its gonna kill my fire shrimps.
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Starfish can't catch shrimp.
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Old 01-11-2013, 02:16 AM   #25
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For sure?
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Yes. For sure.
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Black brittle starfish won't mess with your inverts. I got one that was 3" and in 6 months he has grown to about 10" in diameter. He stays tucked away on the rock mode of the time. Sand sifters stay away from inverts too.

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Old 01-11-2013, 01:22 PM   #28
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If the starfish has bumps like chocolate chip star or African red they will eat anything slow enough to catch!!! As a general rule ( always are exceptions to the rule for both smooth stars eatting corals and bumpy ones not eating coral)
+1 to this. I was told the same thing. My two have never messed with anything. The sand sifter eats stuff in the sand and the brittle star eats stuff off the rock. He snags some brine shrimp every now and then. He doesn't mess with my snails, shrimp, hermits, or corals though.
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Sand sifter starfish have a very poor survival rate in home aquariums, due to them having a specialized diet. Most tanks don't have enough food in the sand bed to sustain them long term. Most of them slowly starve.
Serpent starfish and brittle starfish (except for the green brittle, which is a known fish eater) should be fine.
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Sand sifter starfish have a very poor survival rate in home aquariums, due to them having a specialized diet. Most tanks don't have enough food in the sand bed to sustain them long term. Most of them slowly starve.
Serpent starfish and brittle starfish (except for the green brittle, which is a known fish eater) should be fine.
I didn't know that. What a shame. He's still looking good for now. How long do they usually last?
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