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    Dumb question...sand sifting star

    This may be a dumb question, however I must ask.

    My tank uses a crushed coral bed. Does than mean I cannot enjoy a sand sifting star (or other sand sifting species) because my bed is not sand?

    Are the crushed coral particles to large to sift?

    Like I said, probably a dumb question as the name of the species kinda implies that no, I cannot keep a sand sifting species.

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    i think it really depends on the grain size of your substrate.
    I have both fine crush coral, and course more like cobble
    the voble has mroe critters living in it (because it is more porus)
    i have a sand sifting star in the finegrain and he is doing well, i would guess that he would also be able to survive in the cobble bed.
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    anything he can fit in his mouth he can sift...

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    I'm using Carib Sea Crushed Coral.

    I cannot tell for sure if it is fine or course, but generally speaking each grain is between 3-6mm, so I'd guess it is course.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ricepicker
    anything he can fit in his mouth he can sift...
    How big is the mouth? too small for say 3-6mm?

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    depends on how big he is

    generally speaking, the mouth opens to about eh diameter of his main body

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    Dont forget they eat everything we are trying to keep alive in our sand... the good bugs

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    ahhh i'm gonna pretend he didn't buy a dozen sifting stars...

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    i like it,
    hes in a big tank, and doesn't move around too much once he gets setteled in
    the substrate you described would seem similar to what i have in there now.
    i think as long as he can move it he can eat
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    Not sure about Stars, but, I had a Golden Head Sleeper Goby in a tank with Florida Crushed Coral and he was fine. Sifted, and sifted, and sifted! It was pretty corse.
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