Originally Posted by reefrunner69
This is the green star that is a predator, there are a couple different green brittle/serpent stars.
That's the one I have right there. I sometimes see it arch up and make a "tent" shape in the hopes that something will crawl or swim under him.
I read a forum in tropicalresources.net where a guy said he came home and his green star had his very large CBS pinned against the glass, struggling wildly, as the star ate it alive from the back end.
Here's my question, it was sold to me as a serpent star, I think this is incorrect, but when I do searches for green serpent OR green brittle, I get the same pic!
sold this one to me as a green serpent and they said "it's not a brittle, if it were a brittle, the legs would break right off when you handled it"
(edited) I think the above bold text is INCORRECT
take on the whole deal, am I right or wrong:
1. The pics that I find on the internet that show the above pictured star titled as a "serpent star are wholly incorrect.
2. Any starfish that looks just like this
that has the bristly appendages is a brittle star
3. Brittle star's legs do NOT break off unless they get a decent bend or tug, something you could not do just by handling it.
I hope someone can debunk this whole deal for me.