Carpet anemone - Sand star - Do not mix!
Yesterday, I added one of those white, sand sifting starfish to my tank. I was hoping that he would stir up the sand bed a bit.
So today I happen to be watching as the sand star crawled over and laid one of it's arms into the green carpet anemone. The starfish had four arms firmly attached to glass and could have pulled away...but I guess they aren't very smart.
I intervened when the anemone had 3 of the 5 arms and the starfish was clearly going to lose.
I think I'll feed the anemone. It seems hungry.
40 Gal Hex, 10 Gal Sump, CPR overflow with Mag 7 return, Maxxima 35 RO
, 10K MH
pendant, 2 x 15W actinic, 1 yellow tail damsel, 1 high fin goby, 40lbs LR
.com rock, 1 red head goby, 1 algae blenny, Leather, blastomussa, sun, and hammer corals, green polyps, carpet anemone, 2 sexy shrimp...and more LR
critters than you could imagine in your worst nightmares.... Mantis in 5 gal