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paijeehobbs
07-28-2005, 6:12 PM
i'm currently having a problem with a sandsifting starfish that i bough about a week ago. it appears as if on of its legs has been eaten away or is dissolving. does anyone have any ideas. i've tried to look on-line but haven't found anything. if anyone has any ideas on what to do i'm open to suggestions.

SShindell
07-29-2005, 8:07 AM
Unfortunately, in captivity, once they start dissolving, they rarely stop...It may have been damaged in transport and you and the fish store would have no way of knowing. They are also sensitive to salinity and pH change, and should be acclimated fairly slowly.

Steve

paijeehobbs
07-30-2005, 8:17 PM
over what length of time should thy be acclimated?

SShindell
07-31-2005, 6:07 PM
I usually do a drip acclimation with some plastic tubing - start a siphon and tie a loose knot in it to slow it down to a trickle. Acclimate over 1-2 hours.

Steve