Serpent sea star

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    supernatureal

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    Hey I need to see what is going on. I have a red serpent sea star that the end of his arm is starting to turn white. Has anyone ever see this. When I get him to come out I will try and get a picture.
     
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    This may be the worst advice, but what I would do is cut it off about 1/2 inch past the dying part. If it is a disease of some kind then it might just stop it from continuing. It's leg will grow back.
     
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    yote Ceritfied Mantis Hunter Moderator

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    What are your waters parameters?
    That sounds like either something out of whack or to quick of an acclimation.
     
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    Did you expose the star to air when putting it in the tank? I've heard that could be bad for them. How long have you had it in there?
     
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    No I did not expose the sea star to the air when moving. I acclimatedover about 4 hours. He still moves around good like there is nothing wrong. It seems that he is regaining some of the color slowly. Will keep updated.
     
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    Sounds like he is doing better. That's good news.
     
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    Any update on the sea star?
     
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