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  1. Non Coral Dominated Systems
    Has anyone experienced a star fish eating other live fish in the tank? This is the second time i have went to bed with all fish doing great and woke up in the morning to have found my CCS eating one of my fish. As of right now i have a 75G tank 3 damsels, 1 tomato clown, and a anemone, and 1...
  2. Crustaceans
    Recently acquired (6") chocolate chip star. Seems to be voracious and hasn't been close to the top of the tank (where he stayed with his prior owner) since added. Just wondering about these starfish in general. What do they eat? How big will they get? Tank size? Are they aggressive or...
  3. Non Coral Dominated Systems
    I have a skunk cleaner shrimp and just bought the Chocolate Chip Starfish about a week ago. Everything has been fine until I noticed my shrimp on top of the starfish, pulling clear sticky stuff out from the top center of him. Now my starfish is almost dead. what can I do?????? please help...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    anyone else using little neck's or muscles in a reef tank? i bought some 2 weeks ago for my reef tank because i have a large 6" chocolate chip starfish and he's been eating the little necks and not my reef:) :banana::banana: just wondering if anyone else has experimented with this. 29 gallon...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    If the starfish was larger (maybe even twice the size)than both fish would they be likely to eat it? Also what would b the smallest size tank 1 could live in? thx
  6. Non Coral Dominated Systems
    I noticed today when I woke up that all my chocolate chip starfish's chips were gone. He has a fleshy white stuff where they were, and also the tips of his legs has the same slimy white fuzzy stuff. What could this be? I have tested my water and ph is 8.4/nitrate 0/nitrite0/alkelinity is...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    Hello All, As many of you know, I am a newbie but have been limping along okay. I have weathered my share of problems but I'm now worried about Chip, my Chocoloate Chip Starfish. :confused: This little guy has been a trooper and I do NOT want anything to happen to him. When we purchased...
  8. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    i had my tank for about a month now and i see these little white things thats has 5 long arms and a pentagon looking center. I had a chocolate chip starfish and these tiny things started munching away at it. they are too small to take pictures but they look like small starfish but with long...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    I have had a salt tank for about 5 years and have decided to take the "plunge" into a 100 gallon "touch tank" for my high school classroom. I am coming to you all to see what you would recommend for the tank. As experts, I really would like to hear your opinions. My tank came from...
  10. Reef Fish
    Okay I got a 55gal tank that i havent even filled up with water, but i'm already thinking of the critters i want. It will be a FOWLR and it probably wont have a sump. Also the lighting will be just a standard flouresent that come with the tank, hopefully only for a little bit. What i want is...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    tiny rant... why can't I cut and paste??? How many fish can I have? I have a 110 gallon with wet/dry 75 until I get more LR. Then I plan to have a 20 gallon sump. I have only about 30 lbs lr. 50 lbs live coquina sand. I have 1 firefish 1 pj cardinal 2 false percula 1 purple dotty back 2...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    This is in regards to the warning about my chocolate chip starfish. I was warned that he'd get into trouble and make having any corals a shortlived adventure. I hoped that my target feeding of the star would allow me to keep him and proceed on with my additions of soft corals to the tank. I...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    I have a 50 gallon tank and i am wondering if this to much for this size tank, i have a p. clownfish, a domino damsal, a sixline wrasse, a yellow tang, a blue hippo tang(the small size), a javanese damsal, two blue damsals, a bicolor damsal, a engineer goby, a condylactis anemone, a yellow and...
  14. The THINK Tank
    Ok, so I'm at a LFS talking to the owner about trace minerals and such...he asks what water I'm using for makeup...I say RO/DI...he states he uses tap water. Say's no way could I maintain all these tanks on RO/DI, it would be cost prohibitive....peripheral tanks around the store, must be about...
  15. Northeast Florida Marine Aquarium Society
    I'm thinking about getting a Harlequin Shrimp, does anyone know how hard they are to keep?
  16. Reef Fish
    Last week I stumbled across a fantastic deal on craigslist.com. It was a 65 gallon tank bowed front tank. With it came a 4 striped damsel, a clarkii clown, a beautiful purple tang, a chocolate chip starfish, and an adult foxface =D. It also included about 3 months worth of food,6 pieces of...
  17. General Reef Discussion
    how much do you feed them? how do you feed them, and what kind of starfish do you feed them? ive read a few little things online but i'd rather hear from people who are actually keeping them. thanks --Erik
  18. Classifieds - TCMAS Members Only
    Has anyone ever had a linkia take prepaired foods? I have a blue, and an orange on the way, and tried to get it to eat clam and it wouldnt take. Its eating somthing because i have had him for a couple of months and he is doing great I would just like to see him eat somthing. Just thought i would...
  19. General Reef Discussion
    We have a new tank established. We had put some fish in it. Then we added a Chocolate Chip Star and a Cleaner Shrimp. After two days we did not see this Chocolate Chip Star anymore. My wife and I were getting nervous so we looked through the tank, we moved things it could be hiding in, behind...
  20. Classifieds - TCMAS Members Only
    If there's any group orders going in the near future for snails/crabs could someone PM me? I don't have access to the member forums any more so I can't really see when things are going on. Thanks.
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