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Old 12-30-2013, 11:21 PM   #1
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Brittle star pieces

I just put a new brittle star in my tank. And the next day I see 4 pieces of the legs scattered around the tank but the legs are still moving.. Do I pull the legs out? I see no center body anywhere..
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Old 12-30-2013, 11:35 PM   #2
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The legs won't turn into anything, but they can be grown back...any clue as to what happened? I know with mine one gets caught by a clam and loses legs more often than i'd want.
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Only thing I can think of is my emerald crab didnt like him.... But All I see is legs. No body. Should I just pull the legs out then? There still moving
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I'd remove them, only going to break down like everything else. Why try to raise them more than normal?
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True. Just wasn't sure what to do there. First time with those stars.
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It is interesting as to that happening like that. I'd be interested to know what happened. Didn't get exposed to air and was acclimated right?
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I have had 2 for 10+ years in a mixed reef with Emeralds, Lobsters, Spiny Urchins and have never seen any piece of a leg off? I would keep a close watch on it.
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