Brittle Starfish

Discussion in 'Invertebrates' started by BryanS, Sep 18, 2010.

  1. BryanS

    BryanS

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2009
    Messages:
    358
    Likes Received:
    70
    Location:
    Statesboro, Georgia
    Can someone please tell me why his legs are falling off? They are falling off in sections of maybe a 1/2" at a time I can see 3 little section just laying on the sand. I can barely see it up in the rocks. Any suggestions?
     
    BryanS, Sep 18, 2010
    #1
    1. Advertisements

  2. BryanS

    Bifferwine I am a girl

    Joined:
    May 13, 2006
    Messages:
    46,915
    Likes Received:
    5,888
    Location:
    Lynnwood, WA and missing Tucson, AZ
    Bifferwine, Sep 18, 2010
    #2
    BryanS likes this.
    1. Advertisements

  3. BryanS

    BryanS

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2009
    Messages:
    358
    Likes Received:
    70
    Location:
    Statesboro, Georgia
    My water levels are good, I just did a water change the day before I got them, I just checked again my nitrates are only from 0ppm- 5ppm.

    It has only been in the tank for 1 day could stray voltage do that that fast? All my other inverts seem to be doing just fine, but I will def check it.
     
    BryanS, Sep 18, 2010
    #3
  4. BryanS

    Bifferwine I am a girl

    Joined:
    May 13, 2006
    Messages:
    46,915
    Likes Received:
    5,888
    Location:
    Lynnwood, WA and missing Tucson, AZ
    If it has only been in the tank for a day, how did you acclimate it to your tank? Inverts like stars do best when they are acclimated over several hours, as they are more sensitive to water parameters than fish or corals.
     
    Bifferwine, Sep 18, 2010
    #4
  5. BryanS

    BryanS

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2009
    Messages:
    358
    Likes Received:
    70
    Location:
    Statesboro, Georgia
    I drip acclimated it for two hours should I have done it longer?
     
    BryanS, Sep 19, 2010
    #5
  6. BryanS

    d2mini VIP Member

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2008
    Messages:
    7,630
    Likes Received:
    979
    Location:
    Houston
    Since it's been only one day maybe bring him back to your LFS with a separate sample of water for them to test?
     
    d2mini, Sep 19, 2010
    #6
  7. BryanS

    Bifferwine I am a girl

    Joined:
    May 13, 2006
    Messages:
    46,915
    Likes Received:
    5,888
    Location:
    Lynnwood, WA and missing Tucson, AZ
    It sounds like you acclimated him just fine. Maybe do what Dennis said. It shouldn't be doing that after a day in your tank.
     
    Bifferwine, Sep 19, 2010
    #7
  8. BryanS

    BryanS

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2009
    Messages:
    358
    Likes Received:
    70
    Location:
    Statesboro, Georgia
    well i ordered him offline...I already sent them a picture and told them what happen they are going to be sending me a new one.
     
    BryanS, Sep 19, 2010
    #8
  9. BryanS

    pheasant29

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2010
    Messages:
    401
    Likes Received:
    53
    Location:
    Atlantic,ia
    I would still check your voltage!. It only took two days for one of mine to start falling apart.
     
    pheasant29, Sep 19, 2010
    #9
  10. BryanS

    Bifferwine I am a girl

    Joined:
    May 13, 2006
    Messages:
    46,915
    Likes Received:
    5,888
    Location:
    Lynnwood, WA and missing Tucson, AZ
    Where did you order it from? Some online stores are better than others. I hope you didn't order from saltwaterfish.com!
     
    Bifferwine, Sep 19, 2010
    #10
  11. BryanS

    BryanS

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2009
    Messages:
    358
    Likes Received:
    70
    Location:
    Statesboro, Georgia
    No i ordered from reefs2go i really liked them they packaged eveything really nice and the star is the only thing i had a problem, all the snails came alive and both corals zoas look good.
     
    BryanS, Sep 19, 2010
    #11
  12. BryanS

    Bifferwine I am a girl

    Joined:
    May 13, 2006
    Messages:
    46,915
    Likes Received:
    5,888
    Location:
    Lynnwood, WA and missing Tucson, AZ
    They are a good site to order from. I like them as well!
     
    Bifferwine, Sep 20, 2010
    #12
    1. Advertisements

Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments (here). After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.