?eating a starfish?

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jasonmom
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?eating a starfish?

Post by jasonmom » Sun Jul 14, 2013 2:56 pm

My son put in the free starfish and sanddollar he got at the beach with our PPs. The tiny is missing and the starfish appears to be getting eaten. Do they eat starfish? If so, where can I get more?


Geranium
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?eating a starfish?

Post by Geranium » Sun Jul 14, 2013 3:06 pm

I just got some from the hermit crab patch. Mine LOVE them.Peg

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finalfantasyxii
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?eating a starfish?

Post by finalfantasyxii » Sun Jul 14, 2013 3:26 pm

And I think sand dollars are good calcium source. You might check Hermit Crab Addiction, too. HCP and HCA are the BEST
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Laurie LeAnn
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?eating a starfish?

Post by Laurie LeAnn » Tue Jul 16, 2013 2:54 pm

just make sure they are not for decoration use and or been bleached

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Nicole
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?eating a starfish?

Post by Nicole » Thu Jul 18, 2013 5:43 am

Starfish get squooshy and mold easily in the crabitat as well. I wouldn't use them. Unbleached sand dollars are great to use though.
~ crabbing since 2003


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?eating a starfish?

Post by Geranium » Thu Jul 18, 2013 6:08 am

The starfish/sea stars from THCP are similar in texture to sand dollars, they are dried somehow. So far no mold, etc and they've been in the tank with the calcium sources for several weeks. What's left of them that is, both tanks of crabs really chowed on them.Peg

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