Urgent help needed Starfish disintegrating???

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  1. ricky

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    Hi all

    Seems like my star fish is disintegrating. All parameters are fine other than Mg sitting at 1650 to combat bryopsis. I have attatched a pic. Any ideas? uploadfromtaptalk1410332919810.jpg

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    Any temp fluctuations?
     
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    Tank is 9 months old.
    Have noticed a 2 or 3 degree jump in temp though.will try sort that out.
     
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    i had 2 of these starfish in my system , the same thing hapend to the smaller one about 2months back and the 2nd is still alive n and seems healthy , strange how it just melts away . how do u top up with ro ?
     
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    Changes in Salinity and temp normally do that too a starfish, well that and a Harlequin Shrimp!
     
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    Topping up manually as its a nano tank. Thanks for the input guys.
     
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    i think contact with ro does that , i think thats how i messed up with mines , i now mix some tank water into the ro b4 adding to the nano
     
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    Thats interesting.
     
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    Keeping those sorts of starfish in a nano is riskey as they will eat up all
    The avaidable food faster than it can grow.
    Then they often starv and die.
    Shops/people who sell these sorts of stars should ask questions first, like
    What size tank, what substrate, how established is the aquarium.
    Unfortunately they seldome recover once they start "disolving" although
    Starfish are supposes to be abel to re-genirate.
    I wouldent recomend getting another one for your nano
    Perhaps adding a fresh piece of live rock as a food source might work
    Good luck man
     
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