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Old 01-09-2013, 09:27 PM   #1
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LIVE ROCK Hitch Hiker identification!!

i recently bought close to 4kilos of live rock and had left it overnight in the tank and when i woke up i found this (photo is attached) moving around in the sand bed?? what is it??? is it good for my tank??
help ???
it s about 1 inch big
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Old 01-09-2013, 09:30 PM   #2
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i recently bought close to 4kilos of live rock and had left it overnight in the tank and when i woke up i found this (photo is attached) moving around in the sand bed?? what is it??? is it good for my tank??
help ???
it s about 1 inch big
kind regards vic
Looks like a brittle star fish maybe, need a better pic though. Some brittle stars aren't reef safe. Some are good to have.
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the thing burrowed itself under the sand i cant see it anymore!!!! OMG!!!
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the thing burrowed itself under the sand i cant see it anymore!!!! OMG!!!
No need to freak out... If you want it out. Put some food in your tank and turn your pumps/power heads off. It should come out to scavenge food.
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Old 01-10-2013, 12:49 AM   #5
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I have over thirty of them in my reef they all came in on rock except the one I bought. Most are reef safe. I've never had a problem with them and IMO they are excellent cleaners
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Yeah it looks like a mini brittle star. Harmless, reef safe, and good CUC member. Don't get rid of it.
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