QT Chocolate Chip Starfish?

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  1. steve16046

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    I buy Chocolate Chip Starfish from LPS to feed to my Harlequin Shrimp. Is it necessary/advisable to QT the starfish? Are they Ich/parasite carriers? Can/should copper be used on them?

    Or is it safe to add them directly to the DT? What about water droplet transfer? What is the correct procedure?
     
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    You're in luck, tomonts cannot adhere to starfish or urchins (credit to Peter Burgess - see below):

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    However, I would still give it a good rinsing using DT water to be discarded into a bucket. Just in case any theronts/dinospores happen to be on it.
     
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