Sand sifting stars

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  1. HenkHugo

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    Good day fellow sponsors!

    I am looking for 5 sand sifting starts. Could any of you perhaps help me?
     
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  3. coswecanfly

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    five???
     
  4. shaunn

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    btw are they reef safe ?
     
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    i see they are Carnivore/Omnivore? has anyone had experience with these?
    if they are 150% reef safe and wont eat my little fish i wouldnt mind 2 or 3 as well.
     
  7. Keanan

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    @Starz I have one for a couple of months now and they are awesome, mine hasnt bothered any of my fish or corals that I know of and stays most of the times in the sand, so would say the are reef safe. Want to get another one so that mine wont be alone.
     
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    Guys, sorry to butt in here, please do not purchase more than is needed with regards to sand sifting stars. They are extremely efficient eating machines and will decimate your sand bed of ALL life within a very short period of time, and then slowly starve to death. It is generally recommended that one sand sifting star requires a 10cm deep sand bed in nothing less than a 1000 litre tank in order to be able to survive. They really are efficient non-stop eating machines and will devour all of your worms and other life within your sand. It is not necessary to purchase more than one.:)
     
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    thanks for the info Viper, i currently have 2 bristle stars and 2 Red sea stars, the reason i want the sand sifting star is for sand sifting, just to get the sand a bit of a mix..
     
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    Thanks for the heads up Dean. I already have a sand shifting goby(wish I didnt) so will give another one a skip.
     
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    Ok right - could I have one please? :D
     
  12. coswecanfly

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    Hence my question... :)
     
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    Mine disintegrated within a week, was sad seeing it perish like that
     
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    Hi Henk,
    We've just received plenty in stock at... ;) when you're in Jhb again pop in :thumbup:
     
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    What is the average price of the sand shifter starfish
     
  16. Keanan

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    I paid R99 for mine.
     
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    Great info Viper!
     
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