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johnfallon135
03/06/2017, 01:57 PM
there's no sand to feed off of do you guys actually put small pieces of muscles and shrimp just for your sea star?

pagojoe
03/07/2017, 03:20 PM
What kind of sea star are you trying to feed?

johnfallon135
03/07/2017, 03:26 PM
indian sea star

live aquaria says:

It is recommended to supplement its diet with small pieces of shrimp, mussel, or flaked food


but how do i feed it? do people actually place food beside them?

pagojoe
03/07/2017, 06:52 PM
Yeah, in my opinion those instructions are generally BS. As far as I know, Fromia stars are organic film feeders. I don't know that you'd be able to stave off starvation by adding shrimp, mussels, or flaked food (that sounds like a ridiculous set of options, by the way, since there is almost nothing that you could feed all three of those things). People who keep them more-or-less successfully usually have a lot of glass and a lot of live rock surface area.

johnfallon135
03/08/2017, 08:32 AM
thanks this is exactly what i was thinking too! that's why i was worried that i had no sand because i feel like a lot of detritus food is missing for it to eat now. i really don't want to start dosing phytoplankton.. :(