Sand sifting starfish lost an arm!


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I noticed the blue legged hermits eating one of his arms 2 days after we brought it home...acclimation seeemd fine, star still seems healthy, moving around, etc. Is this a forward to his imminent death, or will the arm grow back, and will the blue legs leave it alone?


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If the hermit crabs leave it alone, it might recover, at least for a while. These animals seem to starve to death in tanks, after they strip the sand of animals.

Hermit crabs are unpredictable, but they're likely to leave the starfish alone.