Whats happening with my starfish???

Discussion in 'Tank Talk' started by oscar, Dec 4, 2004.

  1. oscar

    oscar Vampyroteuthis Registered

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    i have a blue linkia star which stays on the front glass and doesnt move all that much

    i have just noticed that it has a sort of clump of brown (dead) stuff under it which i am quite sure are dead or shed feeder tentacle things! - great description i know - i can see (new?) tentacles growing well i assume that is the case as they are smaller and whiter than the others

    is this normal and or ok
     
  2. Colin

    Colin Colossal Squid Supporter

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    hmm havnt seen that on a linckia before, is it not its stomach?

    these starfish feed on bacteria and algae on the surfaces of the tank and can be quite tricky, have you had it long?
     
  3. oscar

    oscar Vampyroteuthis Registered

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    no im sure its not the stomach

    its gone now - it looked as of it shed the old sucker things (what are they called btw) cos there are new smaller, finer ones there now - it looks perfectly fine!

    ive had it about 1 month
     

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