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gauche 12-20-2006 06:52 PM

Star Fish
Help :?: I am setting up a predator tank and I will have live sand as the substrate, and about 140lbs of live rock, and I want to know will it be o.k. if I add a starfish to help sift through the sand to help keep it clean. If not what would you suggest that I use, snails, hermit crabs sea cucumber. The fish that I plan to have are a Volitan lion fish, Miniatus grouper, Queen trigger

usmc121581 12-20-2006 07:40 PM

To shift through my sand I have 2 sand shifting starfis, dozens of snails and a queen conch. But with that queen trigger you can forget about any inverts. Meaning you wont beable to keep any inverts. I'm not to sure on the starfish havent read anything aboutqueen triggers eating stars. What size tank is it going to be. Because this certain species of triggerfish prefers a tank size of 140 gallons. Its also one of the most aggressive and biggest triggers often sold in the industry. Also as juveniles these triggers can be kept with larger fish species but will begin to gain aggressive tendencies as they mature. As an adult it will likely become a menace and need it's own tank. Just be sure thats the kind of fish you want.

caferacermike 12-20-2006 08:09 PM

I was so ready to nail out that trigger. Dang you USMC.... Took all my glory. Good un ya.

usmc121581 12-20-2006 08:33 PM

Well its only fair you can have the next one. :D

gauche 12-22-2006 02:04 PM

It is a 180 gal tank, thanks for the info, I will do some more reading on starfish and triggerfish. 8)

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