When Asterina Starfish Attack

Discussion in 'Inverts' started by Matt Rogers, Nov 24, 2014.

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  1. dienerman

    dienerman Corkscrew Tentacle Anemone

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    How have you kept your blue linkia alive for so long DSC? I had a red that lasted about 9 months then quickly withered... no changes in my tank.
     
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    Cool shrimp matt and really nice granite color for your countertop
     
  4. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    Thank you sir! I'm excited. Hopefully he won't go in the rocks and never be seen again like some other cool shrimp I have. lol

    They are cool. FYI, Harlequin are a lot cheaper! :) (but Bongo's just eat Asterina I read)

    I actually hate that counter top. I never can tell when it is wet. haha
     
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  5. zesty

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    has the shrimp started eating the stars yet?
     
  7. Matt Rogers

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    Funny you should ask. Lisa snapped a pic of him on the substrate before I came home then she said he went into the rocks. I haven't seen the guy. :(
    I am hoping that it gets comfortable and starts making the rounds. I really don't want this to be ANOTHER expensive invert that never comes out of the rocks.
     
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    It took almost 3 weeks to find my harlequin... I'm pulling for ya!
     
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    Funny you mention this.. I have a green birdnest with bare spots like that and haven't been able to figure it out. Today in water change I saw an asternia but it was just cruising the rocks. I'll take a closer look. I sucked the starfish out during vacuum.
     
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    Honestly I've done nothing special. It's definitely grown in size and is always out and about grazing. I over feed my tank so I'm sure that has something to do with it. He's still as bright as ever. When he's out its the first thing people see when they look at my tank. I'm very adamant in keeping my params stable too. Dosing times never change
     
  12. Matt Rogers

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    Yes! See below.

    Confirmed sighting!
    Thank you guys. Last night I had my first sighting of the bongo shrimp and he was eating my asterina starfish!

    I enjoyed this so much I stayed up an extra 20 minutes to watch the feast. Cheers! :beer:

    Here is a really crappy lights off iPhone pic...
    bongo.jpg
     
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