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emee
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PostPosted: 2003.05.13(Tue)9:52    Post subject: Chocolate Chip Starfish Reply with quote

I purchased the starfish and it seems to be quite content, howeve my question is, it is constantly going to the top of the tank and it bends one leg back and it is out of the water a little bit. Is this normal? It strolls Smile through the tank all day but it always ends up on top.
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PostPosted: 2003.05.13(Tue)10:46    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know some starfish beach themselves on rocks when the tide goes out. I don't know if the chocolate chip is one fo them. Most Chocolate chips I've seen stay high on the glass.

If he seems content I'd leave him alone.
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PostPosted: 2003.05.13(Tue)21:36    Post subject: same behavior Reply with quote

My chocolate chip and maroon knobby star fish are all over the tank, and one place they have been is at the water line at the top of the tank. I suspect that it might be a food trapping technique...food that floats on the surface can be 'caught' and moved toward its stomach. I think it is just instinct, for most of the food I provide them is at the bottom of the tank. I have had my stars for a couple of years now.
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