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Old 03-30-2013, 12:35 PM   #1
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Starfish falling apart?

I have no idea what's going on, but my starfish seems to literally be melting and falling apart. It's still alive, but I have no idea what I can do. Help!
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Old 03-30-2013, 08:56 PM   #2
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its dying.... you might want to take it out before it fouls your tank. Sorry for your loss.
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Old 03-30-2013, 08:58 PM   #3
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Do I throw it out?
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Old 03-31-2013, 09:10 PM   #4
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Put it in some water and freeze it then dispose of it.
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Old 04-01-2013, 09:12 PM   #5
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Done. I wonder why he died. My other one seems OK.
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Old 04-01-2013, 09:20 PM   #6
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Starfish are sometimes doomed from the start. What kind was it? Some are just plain difficult to keep and are expert only. I think alot of the problem is the way they are harvested. They shouldnt be exposed to air when putting them in the tanks. Even if you did everything right you can't know if the person working with it before you did everything right. Acclimation, water quality, etc...
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Old 04-01-2013, 09:22 PM   #7
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Not sure of the name, but it was this kind:

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Old 04-02-2013, 09:37 PM   #8
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Just out of curiosity, how long did you have it? I have had those before and they didnt last long. Marbled sea star? Its a nice looking star though. Like I said...sorry for your loss. It's very disconcerting when something dies and you don't know what happened. Happens alot in this hobby though.
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Old 04-03-2013, 02:59 PM   #9
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It's a tile starfish
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Old 04-04-2013, 08:58 AM   #10
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I had one of these lasted about 3 months and the same thing happened
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Old 04-04-2013, 09:20 AM   #11
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Star Fish are very hard to keep long term mainly because their diet/nutrition needs are hard to replicate in tanks..

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Old 04-04-2013, 09:23 AM   #12
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Star Fish are very hard to keep long term mainly because there diet/nutrition needs are hard to replicate in tanks..

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Yep. Tried one- never again.
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Old 04-04-2013, 02:56 PM   #13
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They starve and then fall apart .. Serpant stars are pretty hardy and have great success in the reef tank...
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Alot of your starfish can not be exposed to air. When I had my linknia stars I had to make sure it did not get exposed to air.
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