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C'mon - you can't get a broader topic range than this!
Everyone submit a pic!
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How long have you had the "sea biscuit?" I've always heard they are short lived, but very few have actual experience keeping one.
His name is Cookie and he’s a Goniaster Tessellatus. Going on 8 months and he even survived a tank crash. Unfortunately most people don’t do the proper research and/or don’t target feed stars which leads to them dying.
 
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His name his Cookie and he’s a Goniaster Tessellatus. Going on 8 months and he even survived a tank crash. Unfortunately most people don’t do the proper research and/or don’t target feed stars which leads to them dying.
Well, there are plenty of species of stars that just can't be kept no matter what. Glad to hear yours is doing well. I miss my brittle star. He climbed into the overflow and has been there for almost 2 years. Must be eating plenty since he won't come back out and I see him sometimes when I feed the tank
 
Well, there are plenty of species of stars that just can't be kept no matter what. Glad to hear yours is doing well. I miss my brittle star. He climbed into the overflow and has been there for almost 2 years. Must be eating plenty since he won't come back out and I see him sometimes when I feed the tank
True. Some species in this hobby are better left in the ocean. Like feather stars and octopus two species that I think should not be kept in captivity. We physically can’t meet feather stars dietary requirements and octopus are too smart to be kept in a small glass box imo. Other stars like linckia and many species of fromia can/have been known to do well is super big and established tanks with experienced aquarists they are just super difficult to keep and super sensitive to parameter swings and high nutrients. Can you get a pair of tweezers or a net and gently pull him out?
 

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True. Some species in this hobby are better left in the ocean. Like feather stars and octopus two species that I think should not be kept in captivity. We physically can’t meet feather stars dietary requirements and octopus are too smart to be kept in a small glass box imo. Other stars like linckia and many species of fromia can/have been known to do well is super big and established tanks with experienced aquarists they are just super difficult to keep and super sensitive to parameter swings and high nutrients. Can you get a pair of tweezers or a net and gently pull him out?
It's a dou le layer vertical overflow, and he's between the layers. I fear I'll just end up tearing off a leg. My serpent star took over a year to grow back a missing leg.
 
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