Starfish

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  1. cody3819

    cody3819 Bubble Tip Anemone

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    I have this really nice starfish. I have been having this little guy for around 6 months I guess..... He has been real lethargic these past few days. Last night I put it on its back and with in about 5 minutes it righted its self. But hasn't really moved since? All other inverts are doing great.
     
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  3. civiccars2003

    civiccars2003 Great Blue Whale

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    Starfish shouldnt go in a tank of your size. With that said, what kind of starfish. Some times mine burries itself in the sand and stays there for hours if not days.
     
  4. cody3819

    cody3819 Bubble Tip Anemone

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    It's a red star. Not exactly sure of the exact genius. But I believe I found my problem..... I cleaned my sand bed very good this past water change and it has created a nitrate spike.
     
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    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
  6. cody3819

    cody3819 Bubble Tip Anemone

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    Yes that is it..... And I will leave a spot for it from now on.
     
  7. Vinnyboombatz

    Vinnyboombatz Giant Squid

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    Stop disturbing the sandbed cody.;) It is not necessary to clean it.
     
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  9. cody3819

    cody3819 Bubble Tip Anemone

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    How do you keep it nice and white then? My sand starts looking dingy.
     
  10. Vinnyboombatz

    Vinnyboombatz Giant Squid

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    You can stir the very top layer while doing your wcs and/or you can get some nassarius snails to help.
     
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    cody3819 Bubble Tip Anemone

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    I had some nassarius snails, they did okay but I may not have had enough?
     
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    DSC reef Giant Squid

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    Nasarius snails stay pretty small so a few extra won't hurt and they do an amazing job. I've seen fighting conchs do well but you need a large sand bed or a large area. Also, make sure where ever you buy your nasarius snails from doesn't accidentally give you whelks. I've seen that before.
     
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