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aurawolf 06-22-2008 03:12 AM

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.

Pasfur 06-22-2008 06:37 AM

Re: Two quick questions bout sand starfish and horseshoe cra
 
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Originally Posted by aurawolf
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".

aurawolf 06-22-2008 02:04 PM

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.

Pasfur 06-22-2008 02:26 PM

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?

aurawolf 06-23-2008 01:17 AM

http://www.fishforum.com/userpix/5635_Star1_1.jpg Here is a decent picture I found on the web.


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