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Old 12-11-2005, 06:32 PM   #1
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Anyone know about feather stars?

Anyone know how hard these things are to keep. Are they reef safe? What are there requirements?
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Old 12-11-2005, 07:12 PM   #3
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Fether star is the other name for a basket star, at least thats what i have read.
I have been told and read that they are hard to keep and will die a slow death in a tank. They do best under dim lighting and need a constant supply of zooplankton at night. Thats what the marine invert book says.
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I figured there was a catch or I would have heard more about them. My tank is definitely not dim.
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I've seen them at Something Fishy and they do look cool, but not too sure about how well they would survive.
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Sure are beautiful! I'm sure they've tempted many an ususpecting aquarist who hasn't done his homework.
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From what I have read a feather star and a basket star are two different animals. I did find this.
http://www.reefs.org/library/article/r_toonen13.html
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Well you learn something every day. I learned about the Feather star today. Thanks for bringing it up.
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I saw them on sale for $29. I had seen them before but never heard anything about care etc. I figured something was up.
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