Does this look right?

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    fastrd400 It wasn't me! Moderator

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    I have a blue Linkia starfish. I noticed today that his arms look like they are collapsing in on themselves, or flattening out. I am also seeing something hanging off the end of 2 of his arms, I'm thinking amybe poop? I hope the pic is clear enough to see what I am talking about.
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    is he eating and are you feeding him cuz he does need to be fed. alot of starfish you have to stick food under them so they will eat:D
     
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    i had one and make sure he doesnt hide in any rocks cuz he will starve to death and die:grumble:
     
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    fastrd400 It wasn't me! Moderator

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    actually didn't know that. My son saw him and had to have him. what would I feed him? Krill?
     
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    i usually put him on a frozen piece of shrimp that has thawed cuz they get nutrients like that. they do get some from the glass but i have found that with star fish they have to be fed
     
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    Interesting, my LFS where I bought him never mentioned it, and they are normally really good about stuff like that.
     
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    then ask your LFS but i have found over the last 2 years and now on my 3rd star fish :frustrat: that feeding them is the best method for keeping them alive. ive had my last star fish for almost a year now, so you might wanna check it out thats just my opinion
     
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    fastrd400 It wasn't me! Moderator

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    always better safe than sorry. Could be they overlooked it, forgot or that day just plain didn't care. I believe you #2
     
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    try spot feeding him and in a week he should fill back out for you
     
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    I feed my Stars too. They got 'trained' and get really excited to get some food their way.
     
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    awesome, I will do that.
     
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    ltljokersbetterhalf ltljokers #1

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    #2 does know some stuff:mrgreen:
     
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    fastrd400 It wasn't me! Moderator

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    I never said, or implyed that she doesn't. WOW, beauty and brains, #1 a lucky guy.
     
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    ltljokersbetterhalf ltljokers #1

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    that was for dcan fast not you:mrgreen: i know you werent implying anything but i gotta give dcan :pooh: when i get the answer before him and yes #1 is lucky brains and looks:shock::mrgreen:
     
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    Oh, there's more to her talents! :lol:
     
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    ltljokersbetterhalf ltljokers #1

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    yes i am very multitalented:shock::mrgreen:
     
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    no shrimp or krill in the freezer. think he may go after a small, or chopped silverside?
     
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    Chopped silverside. Just a little.
     
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    make it real tinay and sit him on top of it so the fish dont take it from him so he will have time to eat a lil of it
     
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    I'll try that in the morning when the lights come back on. I can feed the rest to the anemone.
     
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