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Old 01/15/2008, 08:26 PM   #1
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Baby starfish?

I was rearranging my live rock and made a few discoveries. I saw bristleworms which i knew i had from some sand i bough to seed pods. However, one thing had me confused. I saw what looked like a baby Sand Sifting starfish on the underside of a rock. It was all white/opaque and it was VERY small (about a half inch across). The legs were not much thicker than a small grain of sand (1/16 inch or less). It had 5 legs and it moved at a fast pace by lifting its legs and crawling across the rock. Was this a starfish?

And on another note. I can't get Coraffix to work. I made a layer of glue on a leather corals stem and then I put glue on the skin I had made and stuck it to the live rock. It wouldnt hold. Seemed like the glue was curing too fast. Whats the trick? Should I pull out the piece of rock I want to glue it to?


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Old 01/15/2008, 08:54 PM   #2
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you should not try to glue soft corals, you can try using a rubber band to temporarily attach the leather to a rock, within a few days it should attach itself to the rock. otherwise you can use a shallow plastic pan full of live rock rubble. Put the soft coral in it and put it in an area with low flow in your tank, within a few days the coral will attach to a piece of coral and then you can glue that piece of rubble to whatever you want.

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Old 01/15/2008, 09:17 PM   #3
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mini brittle starfish, they don't get very big and are good, some fish will eat them, wrasse i think, but they are there cuz there is food for em.


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