Red linkia starfish

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  1. muggle

    muggle Purple Spiny Lobster

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    just purchased a red linkia starfish for my 120g mix reef aquarium

    Mistake- not a mistake

    Tank is established
     
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  3. Pdxile

    Pdxile Coral Banded Shrimp

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    Not a mistake. I'd say yes if were a blue Linkia, but the orange/red does well in an established reef with lots of live rock.
     
  4. DSC reef

    DSC reef Giant Squid

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    As long as you have plenty of algae to graze you should be ok. More importantly is to have very stable parameters and temperature. Once a week I feed my linkia a little meat and I've had mine for about 2 years. I place mysis under neath or a little piece of squid. My blue linkia is always out and about and always catches the eye. Good luck with yours, they are beautiful.
     
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  5. Sataly

    Sataly Coral Banded Shrimp

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    As in plenty of algae you mean just general film algae right? Sorry if I'm beating a dead horse here.
     
  6. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
    Yes film algae, or even a bio-film, but you need larger surface area to produce enough bio-film so that the film replenishes sufficiently.

    There is also some pretty cool videos of Linckia eating Asterina stars. I am not encouraging hobbyist to go and get a Linckia if you have an Asterina problem. I do not support the collection and sale of Blue Linckia.
     
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  7. DSC reef

    DSC reef Giant Squid

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    I bought my linkia before I knew what I was getting into. I trusted a store that has closed down and made a rookie mistake. I think I've been 50% lucky with keeping my blue linkia. I do keep very stable parameters and I keep a very strict maintenance schedule as well. I do have a ton of asterina stars and I have seen my linkia eat some. All I do is try to keep up with this beautiful animals needs and I will never buy another again. I agree with Corailline 1000%