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Old 01-13-2009, 10:26 PM   #1
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question about starfish

If a starfish tips over upside down in the ocean is it pretty much toast? I have had a starfish actually get eaten because it flipped over, and i assumed it could get back over but it must not have. And well now my current starfish is tipped over behind my rocks and i need to know if they can get back over or am i going to have to re land scape?
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Old 01-13-2009, 10:46 PM   #2
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I'm thinking a healthy starfish could turn himself over. Might wanna be able to get to him anyway if it dies. I hope not, but if he can't turn over by himself, you may have the problem again real soon.
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Ok, i was planning on doing it anyways. I was getting a little worried. I did just switch my substrate and that might have stressed him.
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Wait just checked and hes 3/4's there. He's attaching himself to a rock so ill let him do his thing, but keep a watchful eye on him.
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I agree, a healthy star should be able to flip over. What kind of star and how are you acclimating it?
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Old 01-13-2009, 11:28 PM   #6
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I've actually had it awhile. And its a choc chip. I think its just stressed with the tank condition right now. Or he was in a bad spot. He was in a spot at the back of the tank where it was just wide enough for him in between the glass and the rock.
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I'm thinking a healthy starfish could turn himself over.
that is true.

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Nice shot Mike! What's the claw looking thing behind it?
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Just a clip feeder for my dried seaweed. The tangs must have pulled it off the glass.
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Ahhh, ok, it looked like a crab's claw and a big one at that!
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