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lpstong
12-18-2005, 08:57 PM
I was thinking of buying one recently but it was about $20 and Im not exactly sure how to take care of one either.

What do they eat? Im guessing they're salt water so how would I make a salt water tank? Are there any other needs they have?

William
12-18-2005, 09:33 PM
Different starfish eats different things but most eats fish and clam meat.

I recommend that you read the articles found in the cateory below on how to setup a marine/ saltwater aquarium.
Marine aquarium (http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/universal-id49.html)

DemonShark
04-06-2006, 09:32 PM
are their any freshwater starfish?

William
04-08-2006, 12:32 AM
Not as far as I know

DemonShark
04-08-2006, 12:46 AM
Too bad that would ahve bee cool to ahve in my aquaruim

William
05-05-2006, 04:51 AM
I have added a new article with Sea star facts (http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/universal-viewid432.html)

stubbytheplecostomus
08-28-2006, 04:31 AM
i want to add... don't get a chocolate chip they eat everything, coral, anenomies, and even live fish! they are devious.

Full3R
08-29-2006, 04:08 AM
my friend had a small crown of thorn starfish about 7 inches diameter it ate right through his tank he had the ruins of coral fish hermit crabs everything

NorthernBoy
08-29-2006, 05:02 AM
I found this interesting. Got it from www.enchantedlearning.com. I don't know if any of you have kids but this is a geat site for them. My nephew showed it to me.

Sea stars (also known as starfish) are spiny, hard-skinned animals that live on the rocky sea floor. These invertebrates are NOT fish; they are echinoderms. Sea stars move very slowly along the sea bed, using hundreds of tiny tube feet. There are over 2,000 different species of sea stars worldwide.

Reproduction: Most species of starfish expel enormous numbers of eggs and sperm into the ocean; fertilization is external. After fertilization, the tiny, transparent, bilaterally-symmetrical larvae (baby sea stars) travel many miles as they are swept along by ocean currents for about two months. As they develop, the tiny larvae swim in the sea, eat phytoplankton, and are a component of zooplankton.

Diet: Sea stars are carnivores (meat-eaters). They eat clams, oysters, coral, fish, and other animals. They push their stomach out through their mouth (located on the underside of the sea star) and digest the prey.

Anatomy: Most sea stars have five arms (or a multiple of five) that radiate from a central disk. Sea stars do not have a brain; they have a simple ring of nerve cells that moves information around the body. Eyespots (primitive light sensors) are at the tip of each arm. If a sea star's arm is cut off, it will regenerate (regrow).

Classification: Kingdom Animalia (animals), Phylum Echinodermata (echinoderms), Class Asteroidea (sea stars), about 2,000 species.

http://www.enchantedlearning.com/cgi-bin/paint/La/subjects/invertebrates/echinoderm/Seastarprintout.shtml.jpg

NorthernBoy
08-29-2006, 05:17 AM
Wow. I thought this was cool too. A sea star eating a mussel.

http://www.clarku.edu/departments/biology/biol201/2004/dstehlik/sea%20star%20eating%20mussel.JPG

credit to clarku.edu