Starfish ID Please

Discussion in 'Invertebrates' started by Galibore, 29 Jul 2007.

  1. Galibore

    Galibore Retired Moderator

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    Can anyone ID this starfish please. And is it reef safe? It was an impulsive buy, but have a home for it if it's not reef safe.

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    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    ok you lights are playing tricks on the colour.it does look a bit orange.ive got a very bright orange starfish and its reefsafe.leme check for a pic then we can compare
     
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    Galibore Thread Starter Retired Moderator

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    Ok cool mekaeel, that would be nice. It's somewhere between rust and orange. Never been good with colours....haha.
     
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    ok here we go.theres 2 that i have.both reefsafe one is orange and the other is rust in colour

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    Galibore Thread Starter Retired Moderator

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    Definately not either.

    Mine has six legs. Also, the skin is much smoother.
     
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    do you know the scientific name gali?
     
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    Galibore Thread Starter Retired Moderator

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    No, that's what I want to know.
     
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    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    take it out,put in bucket and place under white light maybe it will be easier that way.anyway lets see what the gurus gotta say.....
     
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    Galibore Thread Starter Retired Moderator

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    Problem is that the gurus will only be online tomorrow night. By then my only coral, a Gorg might be gone....:lol:

    Jokes, he will probably be fine. Another thing I am concerned about is the fact that the LFS put it in a bag with air. I read that some starfish can't touch air, ever.
     
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    Galibore Thread Starter Retired Moderator

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    BTW, what is that black and white fish called again? I knew but forgot.
     
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    lol.gotta wait 1 more night.but i doubt that he'll go for the corals straight away.
    i noticed on my starfish,that they do tend to stick legs outa the water at times,maybe the the guy at the LFS new what he was doing.think about a starfish on low tide.....
     
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    Dude, what is the name for the star fish on the right hand side there? bloody awesome. and reef safe as well u safe? sweet. anything in particular u feed em?
     
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    domino damsel DASCYLLUS TRIMACULATUS
     
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    hozit titus.no idea whats the name of the starfish.yip they are reef safe.and nope,dont feed them anything
     
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    I think your starfish is a fromia spp.
     
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    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    are you talking about mines or galis midas?
     
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    The man asks this question after he puts it in his tank, have I taught you nothing young man? :rofl:
     
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    sweet dude, thanx Mekaeel
     
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    :rofl: dean you hectic lol
     
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