Something is eating my starfish

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    Something seems to be eating my starfish. Found the starfish this afternoon minus a leg that was lying at the bottom of the tank. Any ideas on what could be doing this?

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    Do you have any shrimp in your tank?
     
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    I have a cleaner shrimp, fire shrimp and boxer shrimp who as far as I know don't attack starfish but I could be wrong. Keith, I have had them(2) for the past 4 days. The link you posted makes sense and could be the reason for this but could it still happen after a 4 days? The other starfish is perfect
     
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    The starfish is still orange not turning white
     
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    I blame the boxing shrimp :p
     
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    I also have a lawnmower blenny and read a few posts of them nibbling on starfish. Anybody else experience this?
     
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    Considering the invertebrates are only 4 days in your system. The symptom indicated in your pic's are definitely consistent with water vascular system failure. Very common in Newley acquired starfish. Not predatory.
     
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    Thanks Keith, think you are right
     
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