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Copper

ant

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Correct me if i am wrong.... Starfish are inverts,octi are inverts, so they have the same sensitivity to copper?
 

monty

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ant said:
Correct me if i am wrong.... Starfish are inverts,octi are inverts, so they have the same sensitivity to copper?
There are many, many different invertebrates-- generalizing about them like that is similar to saying "gophers are vertebrates. goldfish are vertebrates. I know if I hold a gopher underwater for 5 minutes it will die, so it stands to reason that if I hold a goldfish under water for 5 minutes it will die."

However, I have no idea if starfish are sensitive to copper levels or not.
 

corw314

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I would say yes. They are an invert and all inverts are sensative to copper. (I think?) Have always thought so anyway.......
 

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