help my starfish please


New member
with me for months, no issue
yesterday 1 of its leg drop off
right now still moving normally
anything serious?




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starfish are fully capable of regenerating new limbs. maybe it's leg got stuck somewhere and that caused it to detach. really beautiful starfish btw


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At this point, there's nothing you can do. This is likely the final manifestation of a long-term problem (starvation usually) and the damage has already been done. Either the star will get better on its own or it will die.


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Sorry to break it to you, but I think the starfish is on its way out.

My blue linkia had that happen, and it died within weeks.

Does the starfish has a slightly shriveled appearance? Mine did that along with the leg loss like that.

From what I've read (unfortunately after the fact), Linkia and other ornamental starfish do not typically do well in aquariums unless they're really big (in the 300+ gallon range).