Star fish

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  1. IMarine

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    Hi guys could not find my blue star fish after20 mins found him under and between the rock of my zoes stuck, and a nother black star fish chowed him i did not now that star fish attack one another,anybody no what type of star fish you can keep together
     
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  3. Mike

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    Can you get a picture of the black star?

    From experience, not many tanks are suitable for starfish, they have a very slow metabolism and just starve to death in most cases, this can take between a year and 18 months. If you have a very large (2m plus) tank with decent substrate, that is well matured then the starfish has a chance.
     
  4. Muz

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    Yeah you have to research what type of Starfish you want to keep, a Chocolate Starfish for example will eat anything it can catch including sleeping fish !, Agree with Wee Man, unless you have a big , well matured tank they are not advised, but google anyway
     
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    Some starfish are indeed predatory, and will eat anything they can find. BUT, in my experience (have had quite a few starfish already) the most damage is usually done by hairy gorilla crabs that hides away in live rock, and then comes out at night, and starts "chowing away" on the starfish legs - while the star is still alive.... It is currently still happening to mine, and I am seemingly not able to catch the bloody crab! (I have seen it twice - but then it "runs away" and hides).
     
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    WOW, thought i`d heard it all when guys were talking about teddy bear crabs but no....... now there`s hairy gorilla crabs! Eek:lol:
     
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    I wonder, don.t the starfish also kill the corals? Are they really suitable in the reef aquarium?
     
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    lol keep this one in QT

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    for this 2 to feast on
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    This is my just got it an hour ago, left it in the sump for further advise.
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    nice looking starfish
     
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    any ID and are they reef safe?
     
  12. IMarine

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    Hi Wongdavidch they not reef safe, as you need to feed them quit a bit and still they tend to eat corals
     
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