knobbly sea star (dead or alive?)

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    RyanCCY

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    Hi everyone , I was given this starfish . Apparently I'm not sure if it was dried on shore or still have a chance of survival .
    It has not moved nor eaten when I fed it brine shrimp .
    However it's limbs are all still intact .
    But I have not noticed it's tube feet yet .
    Any sea star expert out there who could help me ? Thank you all so much .
     

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    It eats micro-organisms and scavenges on dead creatures. It prefers to eat clams and snails but also eats sponges, soft corals and other invertebrates. I suggest getting some shrimp or mussels from the store and try small pieces.
     
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    .... does it move if you poke it?
     
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    Why do you always poke everything? It that a ginger thing?
     
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    I already fed it shrimps . Nope it does not move :( i haven't seen it's tube feet so far .
     
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    My wager is that if there's no response when you touch it, it's probably a goner.


    And shush, @Aquarian . It's a good tactic.
     
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    :D;)
     
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