Cucumbers and Starfish

SaltNoobie

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I am thinking about adding a Sea Cucumber to my 10gal tank. My question is will a Cucumber co exist with a Chocolate Chip Starfish?
 

SaltNoobie

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Im asking if a Cucumber and Star with co exist. as in, will the Chocolate Chip Star try to consume the Cucumber since it is slow moving.
 

Bent

I got nothin'
It's my uneducated opinion that the starfish will know enough to leave the cuc alone.
 

Vilas

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From what I've heard, cucumbers are risky, especially in a small water volume. When they stress, they emit a toxin that crashes your tank. Look up cuke nuke. I personally wouldn't take the risk.
 

Bent

I got nothin'
I personally believe the cuke nuke is over exaggerated. But it can happen, and as villas says, small water volumes will just exacerbate the issue should it occur.
 

Vilas

New member
Water volume is everything with a creature who emits toxins when stressed. A small amount might not phase a 200 gallon tank, but will render everything in a 10g rubbish and make you start over.
 
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