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Old 03-18-2005, 12:48 AM   #1
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Brittle Starfish

I'm getting a brittle starfish tomorrow. Will it have any problems with what is in my tank? (see my signature....the trochus snails are no longer in the tank.)
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Old 03-18-2005, 08:48 AM   #2
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no, I don't forsee any problems with the other tanks mates. Provided this is not a green brittlestar, you should be fine.
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Old 03-18-2005, 11:51 AM   #3
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Yes, stay away from the green brittles, they can be trouble.
You may run into a room problem down the road. My red brittle had grown to about 12" wide.
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Old 03-18-2005, 12:14 PM   #4
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Is there any special type of food i should have bought for the brittle? or will they just scavenge?
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Old 03-18-2005, 12:20 PM   #5
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On the subject of stars, are serpent stars reef safe?
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30 gal standard 55 lbs LR, 60 lb live sand, 10 gal sump/refugium. Urchin skimmer, mag7 pump, 3 x 96W PC combination 10,000K/actinic bulb, 2 blue LED moonlights
SG 1.024, temp 79.5, pH 8.4

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1 skunk cleaner. 12 hermits: red, scarlet, blue. 15 or so assorted snails. Discosomas, Ricordia, Rhodactis mushroom corals, chaetomorpha (sump), 1 feather duster, Montipora digitata, Montipora capricornis, Montipora hispids. assorted zoos, Xenia, Kenya tree coral, green Sinularia, green star polyps, branching hammer coral, bubble coral, Devil's hand leather. Yellow chromis, purple firefish.

Hitchhikers: the usual suspects :crabs, bristles, urchin, mantis shrimp (now in exile in mantis tank)

List of possible/likely newcomers:

Feather duster. PJ cardinal, Bangghai cardinal, Firefish goby, Clownfish, Neon goby, Yellow watchman goby, Orchid dottyback. Various corals.
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Is there any special type of food i should have bought for the brittle? or will they just scavenge?
They will scavenge, but in a small system I would give it some sinking pellets a couple times a week to keep him happy.
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Old 03-18-2005, 05:40 PM   #7
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[quote="quarryshark"]Yes, stay away from the green brittles, they can be trouble.

What trouble can the green brittles cause? I have one and need to know what to look out for.

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I haven't seen it firsthand, but I understand that they can become fish eaters when they grow to a decent size. Just the green ones.
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Thanks for the heads up Kurt. I will keep an eye on the brittle star.
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