Why is my sandsifting starfish standing up?

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  1. noahg2216

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    I have seen it doing this a couple times anyone kno wut it's doing? 20190411_085945.jpeg
     

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    They do that when they are spawning, not sure if its indicative of anything else.
     
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    Ok thank u!
     
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    How is the starfish doing today?
     
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    Ok thx! I hope it is,would b cool.
     
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    Hes doing good he was on the glass when I woke up and is now standing again
     
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    Can we get a picture of the tank? That looks like gravel, not sand. They need relatively fine sand to live in.
     
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    I got this bag from big Al's its sand from a beach sumwhere it's got good bacteria in it
     
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    That's a pic from a week ago Screenshot_20190412-190704_Snapchat.jpeg
     
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    So, what does Big Al’s say about the sand bed and sand sifting starfish?
     
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    Just curious, how old is this tank?
     
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    +1
     
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    That sand is fine it's got bigger peices on top but filled wit good bacteria
     
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    You have a 3 gallon tank with 2 damsels and a lyre tail anthia plus a sand sifting starfish without the proper sized sand or maturation. I would stop listening to big al's and read up on some very good information members are trying to provide. #reefsquad I would rehome the starfish and the anthia asap.
     
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