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Old 01-03-2014, 12:08 PM   #11
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Great! Just remember starfish have a difficult time acclimating. so if you do not do the drip acclimation, they will have a low survival rate. Some Stars (like Brittle) Hate air So gThey must Not be exposed to it Under Any Circumstance. Other Stars Like The Red Knobbed grow up eating other stars and inverts. those are The not reef safe ones. Other Than invert Danger And acclimating. They Are a Beauty! What Type Of Shrimp :3!
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Great! Just remember starfish have a difficult time acclimating. so if you do not do the drip acclimation, they will have a low survival rate. Some Stars (like Brittle) Hate air So gThey must Not be exposed to it Under Any Circumstance. Other Stars Like The Red Knobbed grow up eating other stars and inverts. those are The not reef safe ones. Other Than invert Danger And acclimating. They Are a Beauty! What Type Of Shrimp :3!
Brittle and serpent stars don't care about air it is the linckias and fromia a you have to very slowly acclimate and not introduce them to air during acclimation. IMO get a chocolate chip if you're doing a fowlr. Super hardy and eat anything. The linckias and fromias are very difficult.
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Probably a cleaner shrimp

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Oh and we were just at out LFS and saw this cool starfish and turns out that's the chocolate chip starfish!! Awesome probably going to get it

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The description on live aquaria says it can get up to 15 inches in diameter is it okay to be in a 90 gallon tank

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The description on live aquaria says it can get up to 15 inches in diameter is it okay to be in a 90 gallon tank

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Yeah you should be fine. I've never seen one that huge. I'd bet they grow insanely slow.
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I've also had a chocolate chip for I think around 5 years. He's pretty big now way bigger than the ones you see in stores but he's not that big yet. I've got a pic of him eating this little baby starfish in one of my albums. Make sure you stay away from any hermit crabs besides dwarfs and harlequin shrimp. They eat starfish.

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Hermit crabs do not eat starfish. lol Harlequin shrimp Do though, thats all they eat.

I have a red knobby star in my 90g fowlr and have had him for over two years with no incident. A great starfish that is easy to keep and feed are brittle stars. I always have one in one tank or another. And the bonus is they are cheap too. You can feed them meaty food with tongs or even by hand, they are pretty awesome.
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Hermit crabs do not eat starfish. lol Harlequin shrimp Do though, thats all they eat.
Yes the larger hermit crabs do eat starfish and snails. Dwarf hermits do not. Look it up. I had a hermit destroy the first choc chip I had and no it was not because the starfish died first because he had been in there a year perfectly fine then I put a hermit crab in there and the next day I find him eating the starfish.


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