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Old 07-01-2004, 01:25 AM   #1
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Just saw my brittle star

Just saw my brittle star first time in 4 weeks, why do they only hide under my rocks?

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87# Live Rock Gulf, Keys, Bali
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(3) Brittle Stars
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(2) Black Urchin
(10) Dwarf Red tipped Hermit crabs
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Old 07-01-2004, 01:51 AM   #2
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I just put 2 stars in my tank today and they immediately went under the rocks and havn't come out

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Old 07-01-2004, 10:33 PM   #3
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They are nocturnal - you'll see them mostly during your "dusk" period (if you have one), or after 'lights out' - or ... at feeding time.
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Old 07-02-2004, 12:34 AM   #4
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My brittle star comes out like a hungry puppy everytime I feed the fish. It's comical to see him running over while the nassarius snails pop out of the sandbed like navy seals.
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