To many star fish

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  1. cody3819

    cody3819 Bubble Tip Anemone

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    Do you guys believe a two star fish in a biocube 29 would be to much? I currently have one red star and would like to maybe add one tile star.
     
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    DSC reef Giant Squid

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    I wouldn't add another. If your starfish stays alive for 2 years then you can be happy that it's thriving but I wouldn't risk another. I've been successful at keeping my blue Linkia for a few years now but it's not easy. When thus one passes I won't add another. They belong in the ocean my friend.
     
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    cody3819 Bubble Tip Anemone

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    DSC, why two years? My red star looks very happy.......
     
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    civiccars2003 Great Blue Whale

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    Looks happy now until one day, poof its gone. Honest, I wouldnt even do one starfish in a tank that small.
     
  6. cody3819

    cody3819 Bubble Tip Anemone

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    Wow so they just melt away one day? Never knew that....... my tank is pretty stable though? You think that will help with longevity?
     
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    DSC reef Giant Squid

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    Starfish are extremely sensitive to swings like ph, temp, ect. And in a small tank those swings are greater than a large tank. There diet is another thing, I supplement my Linkia diet with fresh seafood while he grazes algae all day. They can do great then the next day there melting or loosing limbs like civic said. Even though I've been somewhat successful I'd never own another. There simply amazing though and I love looking at the blue linkia.They benefit from a mature tank. Stable is a necessity but stable and mature are two different things. 20151106_202902.jpg
     
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    Piano10 Aiptasia Anemone

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    Starfish do just melt away and they make a mess!

    They are highly sensitive to any change. I wouldn't recommend them in any tank
     
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    cody3819 Bubble Tip Anemone

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    Thanks for all the info, and that is a very nice star.
     
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    DSC reef Giant Squid

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    Your welcome and thank you
     
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