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Old 04-28-2013, 09:07 AM   #1
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Starfish placement

Hey guys what's the best way to free a starfish from the side of the glass, so that I can place him somewhere safer/lower when doing water changes etc.
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Old 04-28-2013, 09:56 AM   #2
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I have a chocolate chip and he stays mostly on the glass. I have found that I can remove him very carefully by just pulling slightly and he releases. I find mine likes being on the glass and no matter where I place him, he always comes back to almost the same place. He likes the flow of water in a certain spot / When I do water changes, I have to be fast cause he comes back like a boomerang
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Old 04-28-2013, 10:02 AM   #3
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Mine also stays on the glass pretty much at all times. I just gently pull him off the glass and place him at the bottom of the tank. Later that day he is back on the glass.
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Must be a cc thing then because mine are the same way. Every now and again they will venture for the live rock but not offten.
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I leave my stars alone when doing wc if they want to go and swim they will
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Old 04-28-2013, 12:36 PM   #6
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I also have a few chocolate chips. They're all over the tank. Recently I've had to remove my juvenile from eating my zoas. Thinking I might return them all. Suggestions...
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choc chips are not safe with coral
I would return them
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Old 04-28-2013, 02:00 PM   #8
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choc chips are not safe with coral
I would return them
Do they eat shrooms? I have a couple and the chocolates haven't touched those?
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But back to topic anyone know a good way to free them up as mine likes to hang on for dear life when I try to relocate at the bottom of the tank for pwc?
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Constant gentle pulling and they will eventually let go.
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