Chocolate Starfish Dead or Alive

Hungriee

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So I've kept my starfish for a few days now and officially chopped one leg off to feed my Harlequin Shrimp. After the surgery, I housed it back in its mini tank; at first it looked dead. But an hour later, its tentacles from its legs started coming out and was moving everywhere again. What a beauty.

Two days later, (today) I woke up and saw my starfish (2 out of the four) melting. The legs were melting, it didn't look too good so I removed teh melting pieces and just fed my shrimp more. Will my chocolate chip starfish regrow, it only has 2 legs left? Does legs melting mean its dead?

I only fed it once this week with phytoplankton.
 

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i would think it was stress and will probably die. If you plan on feeding your shrimp, with a supply of star fish one starfish limbs will not be enough. You will need to rotate the several starfish to let them heal. Also check you water quality. I though C.C. stars was carnivorous.
 

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Do you buy it a new star every month?
I used to feed it a starfish every 2-3 weeks, and yes, after the starfish gets eaten, you would need to buy another one.

The starfish holding tank might not be ideal for the starfish to survive. I used to hold the starfish in my sump until I fed it off
 

Hungriee

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I used to feed it a starfish every 2-3 weeks, and yes, after the starfish gets eaten, you would need to buy another one.

The starfish holding tank might not be ideal for the starfish to survive. I used to hold the starfish in my sump until I fed it off

When you held the starfish in the sump, did you leave it in the fuge? or the Return Chamber?
 

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