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clark4feathers 09-02-2010 04:51 PM

starfish
 
can you feed a sand sifting star fish shrimp?

melosu58 09-02-2010 04:54 PM

LA says

This peaceful omnivore will effectively clean even the largest home aquarium of detritus and left over food. Like other starfish, the Sand Sifting Sea Star will also consume small invertebrates, including shrimp, urchins, mollusks, bivalves, or other small sea stars. As such, the Sand Sifting Sea Star should be actively fed a varied diet consisting of natural food sources, especially in well-established marine aquariums. Otherwise, this voracious feeder will quickly clean your aquarium of detritus and then burrow into your substrate, starve, and eventually begin to decay

clark4feathers 09-02-2010 05:24 PM

what is the best way to feed it....how often? I he buries in the sand?

melosu58 09-02-2010 05:45 PM

That`s where there main food source is. The fauna in the sand bed is what they eat. I like to put a algea tab under my linknia`s.

clark4feathers 09-02-2010 05:46 PM

how about seaweed? or some misis shrimp?

melosu58 09-02-2010 05:49 PM

I`ve never had mine eat any of that.

clark4feathers 09-02-2010 06:01 PM

ok, I see....I just would like to try and keep him happy


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