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Old 02-18-2005, 05:23 PM   #1
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Brittle or Serpent

What is more friendly to the sessile inverts, the Brittle Star or the Serpent Star?
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Old 02-18-2005, 05:25 PM   #2
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I would go with a serpent star. My experience with large brittles is that they have been suspect to more than one fish disappearance.
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Old 02-18-2005, 05:27 PM   #3
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Kinda what I was thinking, I am more concerned with my peppermint shrimp and Arrow Crab. I would thind a Peppermint would make a nice little snack for a starfish. :P
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I have a very large serpent and a very large red brittle, both at least a foot in width. Neither one bothers a thing. It's the green brittles you need to watch out for.
That being said, I do keep mine well fed so maybe I'm not a good model for this question.
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YMMV with starfish, but DEFINITELY stay away from the green brittles as QS pointed out. FWIW, I'd go w/ a small serpent star.
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I'd go w/ a small serpent star.
Agree.
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I got a greyish pinkish brittle. Extremely mild. never see the disk. Only arms sticking out from behind the rock. Doesn't bother a soul.

So, get a grey brittle and a serpent?
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Old 02-19-2005, 05:37 PM   #8
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Serpant for me......

Hey Q, you have a star a foot in diameter????? 8O 8O 8O 8O Got to see that!
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Hey Q, you have a star a foot in diameter????? Got to see that!
Have to come over about 2AM sometime. Its the only time they are totally out.
I once caught my serpent on the glass in the early AM, looked like a sea monster.
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Ok, I will be there about 1:55 tonight! See ya there.... :P
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