I've had my aquarium up and running for around a month now, everyone seems to be happy.
I decided it's about time to clean out the filters again. My overflow box had a sponge/filter in it to avoid any large particles from ending up in my overflow box...
I took the filter out and tonnes of little arms are waving back at me. There must be at least 40 of them on that little sponge. Up until now I've never seen a brittle star in the aquarium.
So, I would like to save some of them from ending up in my wet/dry and possibly dying on the return trip in my sump... how can I remove them? Can I use my fingers (they dangerous at all?.. I see all those little spike things on their arms)... Most of them went deeper into the sponge/filter as soon as I took it out of the water.
They look like tiny versions of this star here: http://www.pieraquarium.org/resource...ttlestar3A.jpg