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Gabrielle Soltis
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Username: bartemaeusdjinn

Post Number: 1
Registered: 07-2005
Posted on Friday, July 22, 2005 - 08:08 pm:       

My starfish has several holes in his body and he's not eating. Help!
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Laura
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Username: roseh

Post Number: 836
Registered: 01-2004
Posted on Friday, July 22, 2005 - 08:43 pm:       

Tank mates? Ammonia, nitrite, and nitrate readings (actual numbers please)? Did you EVER expose it to air? Also, what kind of starfish? How long have you had it? And any chance of a picture? Sorry for all the questions, but we need more info :-).
That's not how you spell CHEESE!
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Gabrielle Soltis
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Username: bartemaeusdjinn

Post Number: 4
Registered: 07-2005
Posted on Saturday, July 23, 2005 - 02:32 pm:       

Tankmates=Clownfish
Ammonia=<0.3 per gallon
Nitrate=" "
Never been exposed to air
Chocolate chip starfish
I have had it for 3 years
Sorry I can't include a picture
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Laura
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Username: roseh

Post Number: 840
Registered: 01-2004
Posted on Saturday, July 23, 2005 - 04:34 pm:       

Ammonia and nitrite must always be zero. You're going to need to do daily 20%+ water changes until they all get to zero. Did a fish die recently? How much do you feed? What is your water change scedule? What sized tank? How deep is the sand? These are just some things that could have caused those two things to rise. Also, what species of clownfish? For the starfish to have a chance, ammonia and nitrite will need to be 0. However we also need to find out why they are there at all in an older tank (assuming this is the tank the starfish has always been in).
That's not how you spell CHEESE!
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Gabrielle Soltis
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Username: bartemaeusdjinn

Post Number: 6
Registered: 07-2005
Posted on Wednesday, July 27, 2005 - 11:19 am:       

I had a fish die 3 months ago but not since. The reason why I said <0.3 per gallon is that is the lowest measurement on my test kit. I feed very little to my fish, I use the eye to stomach trick (the fishes' eye is about the size of their stomach).I change the water once a month. The starfish is in a 30 gallon tank.The sand is 1.5 to 2 inches thick (varying). I have a true percula clownfish.
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Gabrielle
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Username: bartemaeusdjinn

Post Number: 7
Registered: 07-2005
Posted on Friday, September 30, 2005 - 05:10 pm:       

will anyone ever respond???
I drank a lava lamp, it wasn't really lava.
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Shauna Gayheart
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Username: sli

Post Number: 9
Registered: 09-2005
Posted on Friday, September 30, 2005 - 09:18 pm:       

Try searching google for "chocolate chip starfish" and holes.

Here is one of the results I got:
http://www.thereeftank.com/forums/showthread.php?t=5166

hope this helps!
Ok...so I'm a LOTR fan...
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