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post #1 of 5 Old 06-22-2008, 03:12 AM Thread Starter
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Two quick questions bout sand starfish and horseshoe crab

I recently purchased a sand starfish and horseshoe crab, I dripped acclumated them to my tank and now the horseshoe has disappeared 2 days later and the sand star is out wondering about on the glass, anyone know if these are normal behaviours? The tank has a 2 1/2 sand bed for them and has been established for 6 months so should be plenty for them to eat, also I just did a 1/4 water change 5 days ago so all the parameters are pretty low atm.
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post #2 of 5 Old 06-22-2008, 06:37 AM
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Re: Two quick questions bout sand starfish and horseshoe cra

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I recently purchased a sand starfish and horseshoe crab, I dripped acclumated them to my tank and now the horseshoe has disappeared 2 days later and the sand star is out wondering about on the glass, anyone know if these are normal behaviours? The tank has a 2 1/2 sand bed for them and has been established for 6 months so should be plenty for them to eat, also I just did a 1/4 water change 5 days ago so all the parameters are pretty low atm.
Your horseshoe crab is hiding in the substrate.

I am not familiar with the common name "sand starfish".
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post #3 of 5 Old 06-22-2008, 02:04 PM Thread Starter
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sorry, I forgot to put in the rest, sandsifting sea star. Thanks for the quick reply I figured as much I just wanted to make sure that was normal behavior.
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Sorry, i am also not familiar with the common name of "sandsifting sea star". My guess is that the LFS does not know the exact species. Can you post a picture?
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post #5 of 5 Old 06-23-2008, 01:17 AM Thread Starter
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Here is a decent picture I found on the web.
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