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chocolate chip starfish
Old 02-23-2008, 06:50 AM   #1
 
chocolate chip starfish

In my tank I have 3 yellow tail damsels, 1 leopard goobie, and yesterday I got a bicoloor dottyback, and a chocolate chip starfish. everyone is doing vary well. although... I do have some questions and concerns about my new chocolate chip starfish. For one I have read that chocolate chip starfish are hardy but aggresive eaters and could eat coral and small inverts. So if i get coral what are my chances? Keep in mide that my starfish was only 6 dollars so I could get rid of it and the coral won't come for a few months now. and second, I have had to nuge my starfish of the tank wall in fear that he will get out. If given the chance would my starfish climb out of the tank. Although he doesn't seem to like being out of the water because he always bends his legs to prevent them from leaving the water if he is at the top of tha aquarium wall. so please give me your opinion. thank you for the help.
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Old 02-23-2008, 07:01 AM   #2
 
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I've kept this before. They will not climb out of the tank nor should you attempt placing it with any corals. Bear in mind the starfish is not considered reef-safe so regardless, keep it out of the tank, should you attempt to keep corals.
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Old 02-23-2008, 08:04 AM   #3
 
I just traded in mine yesterday, he was very fun to watch and after feeding him shrimp and clams constantly, I came home yesterday and he was in the middle of my polyps eating them, so off to the LFS I went.
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Old 02-23-2008, 12:23 PM   #4
 
thank you i guess i can enjoy my starfish for a few months befor i get my coral. is this the brittle stars?
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Old 02-23-2008, 12:28 PM   #5
 
Is this the same with brittle stars?
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Old 02-23-2008, 01:00 PM   #6
 
I think the sand sifting type will leave your corals alone.
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Old 02-23-2008, 05:46 PM   #7
 
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I think the sand sifting type will leave your corals alone.
Yep.
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