goldenboy you are being sarcastic....
Vanos, I have a chocolate chip star and so far knock on wood my hermit crab, snail and mushrooms have not been touched. But they will eat all of the mentioned believe me I have read from others they will.
But you can spot feed, I spot feed mine all the time, using krill and shrimp pellets. If your star comes to the top and lays its arm back drop a pellet or some krill in the center. If it is on the bottom drop some food beside it and I use a stick to push it over close to it and it soon moves over ontop of the food.
Good luck they are fun but will eat corals, crabs and snails.
Vanos, I only put the crab, snails etc as that is what many claim they will do. If they can catch it they will eat it. I have had my star now for 1 month, I do spot feed with krill, shrimp pellets etc. They will also search out food on the sand floor too. I have a snail, hermit crab, mushrooms and knock on wood he has not bothered to eat them. I have seen him climbing all over my rock and has not touch a mushroom yet..... :cheer:
I personally do believe though that in the aquarium we must feed our inverts. If you just let them forge on what falls and not supplement them they will waste away, eat things they should not etc.
The home aquarium is not like the ocean, so in these tiny quarters of saltwater all inverts have to compete for food to sufice their hunger. If you are spot feeding that is great, maybe your snail was dead I don't know.
Good luck to you...... :happyfish
wow that is new to me I have a choclate, a blue lackia, and a red one.... Ive had them all for 3 - 5 mo. and never spot fed and I havent seen them eating nething else... Im confused. Could they enjoy algae, I know alot of times right after I put seaweed in for my fish and Ill look later and my chocolate or my long spiney urchin will have it all hung on them.... Should I try to spot feed now or do u think they are used to the way it is ?????
I STRONGLY recommend feeding the chocolate chip something meaty. They are not herbivores. They may be eating various hitch hiker snails, etc...or other snails, sponges, etc.
The Linckia can not be spot fed, and need large mature reef tanks...the blue needs a minimum, IMO of about 100lbs of LR. Without suitable amounts of LR, the majority will starve to death within a year. It is estimated they will take 9-12 months to die of starvation.
Most clams live under the sand. Only a few, such as giant clams, live exposed.
Chocolate chip stars have a varied diet and are somewhat omnivorous. I would assume that sponge is part of their diet but can't verify that it is a requirement for their diet. If there is LR provided, then they may find sponge there.
I also read that if you feed the CCS the food for angels it containes sponge in it. Do you know anything about this? I think mine is getting enough, but the shrimp pellets it really does not care for. Krill, now that is a whole different story.
Hey Ophiura, you know the shrimp that we eat, the cooked shrimp with tails on. Can you feed this to a CCS? What about Scallops we eat can you feed this too?
all the food i mentioned above is from safeway :joy: and so far my starfish seems to be healthy....he is sorta darkening on the end of his legs which worried me for a while but im pretty sure its natural. so unless somene tells me otherwise, im pretty sure its ok to give them seafood that is prepared for us.
Yup - food fit for human consumption is fine...unless it is breaded and deep fried or seasoned, LOL. You can sometimes by seafood combo packs in the frozen section that is basically a bag of octopus, shrimp, and mussels. Scallops would be a fine addition as well, and yes you could feed the angel diet which has sponge in it :yes:
guys i tried to spot feed the choco chip star... he will reject the peices of shrip i tripe to give him... ( they were raw shrimps from one of theo frozen bags.... and he hunted down and ate 2 more of my turbos ( i dono why we call em turbos they are soo slow) soo the count is now 5 snails for the star!!
Did you try setting him onto of the food? Try that. I just put food into my tank and mine goes right to it now. I started this when I first brought him home. I have one large snail and he has never bothered it. Sounds like yours has a taste for turbos.....