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Andre 02-23-2007 05:49 PM

starfish deflatted.
 
has anyone seen a starfish defflate, he just started doing it about a week now, he still moves around and everything but he is way thin, like almost flat. Ever happen to anyone.

usmc121581 02-23-2007 06:23 PM

What kind of star is it? And a pic would be good. If you can.

Andre 02-23-2007 06:33 PM

will do shortly.

Andre 02-23-2007 08:14 PM

nm, i really think he is going to not make it much longer, and it is a blue starfish.

Matt 02-23-2007 08:22 PM

how long have you had it?
if it is new and you did not acclimate it correctly or not at all star fish will explode.(so to speak)

usmc121581 02-23-2007 08:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Andre
nm, i really think he is going to not make it much longer, and it is a blue starfish.

Sorry to tell hes gone. Just take him out and flush them. Next dont get another. I read something about them scientist are still tring to figure out what they eat. They say most of the time when you purchase it its already starving itself.

Andre 02-23-2007 09:05 PM

supposedly they eat micro algae, for the most part they are not even reef safe anyway. I have had him for 6 months of so. Just must be tired of captivity.

usmc121581 02-23-2007 09:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Andre
supposedly they eat micro algae, for the most part they are not even reef safe anyway. I have had him for 6 months of so. Just must be tired of captivity.

Thats good for that linkia star most people Ive talked to didnt know anyone that has keep them for about a month. What I meant by dont know what they eat, they say it might not even eat micro algea as thought. I had one for about 6-7 months and it would eat cucumbers and algea sheets that I feed my tangs.

Andre 02-23-2007 09:14 PM

wow, that would really blow if they are wrong. At least it was only 8 dollars


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