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Old 09-26-2006, 01:55 PM   #1
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Green Brittle Star

Are these good to have? I have looked around for info on them and they are suppose to be pretty hardy and are reef safe correct? I am thinking about getting one today since they look really cool and I'm sure there is enough food for him in there and plenty of rubble for him to hide in.
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They can be rather agresssive when they get bigger I hear. Can get a hold of smaller fish and maybe some inverts. Some have had them with no incidence, but they can be predatorial. OK if housed with all larger fish I'd guess.

I have a greyish looking brittle. They are VERY peaceful. Maybe consider one of those instead or a serpent for your cleanup crew addition instead.

I just looked at your Info. I'd think 20g is too small for one of'm anyway.
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The predatory methods of the green brittle star are very cool to watch. They perch up, like tent poles, then twist down in such a fashion there is no escape! Very efficient predators of small fish.
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I agree. Say no to the Green Brittle. No sense in taking the chance when there are much better options.
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Ok so no green brittle. You guys say a serpent would be ok? what kind of sea stars would be good?
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Serpent and Fromias are ok
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here are some options:
http://www.fantasyreef.com/database/..._id=1&cat_id=9
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Green brittle stars will eat your fish. I believe other color morphs of brittle stars are reefsafe.
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Thanks for the link Hara. I think I'm gonna have my lfs order me a red serpent, preferably a very small one. This sound good?
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