Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Reef Aquaria
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 09-05-2004, 12:27 AM   #1
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: NY
Posts: 153
Mean Serpent Star?

Is there a way to tell if my serpent star is eating my fish???

I went away for 5 days and came home to find 3 of my fish missing. 2 TINY gobies and 1 clown goby. Now before I left for vacation I added teh tiny gobies and 1 serpent star. I already have on in there. By the way this is a 20xh. Anyway I figured ok, the 2 were new so that could be anything not really sure what happened to the clown goby. Tonight I noticed that I can not seem to find my chalk bass. He could be hiding but he usually comes out. So now all I have left is an orange spotted goby and a yellowheaded jawfish. I also can't seem to find my porcelain crab. I have not seen him since before I left.
I am worried that it is the new serpent. I don't think it is the other one b/c he was there first. Any ideas???

Thanks
Christina
__________________

tuwhada is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2004, 12:28 AM   #2
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: NY
Posts: 153
Oh by the way I thought I saw this serpent try to eat my nassrius snail. Not really sure if he just got tangled in him or tried to eat him. But the toher serpent came over and broke things up????

Christina
__________________

tuwhada is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2004, 02:59 AM   #3
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
bill0298's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Des Moines, IA
Posts: 91
I have heard that the serpent stars are not really fish eaters, but i'm not sure... How big is he?
__________________
bill0298 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2004, 09:04 AM   #4
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Fluff's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: West Virginia
Posts: 11,423
Serpents/brittles will make short work of a dead fish, but the only one that I know of that will catch and eat a fish is the green brittle star. I had one and had to get rid of him for that reason.
__________________
~Cindy
Fluff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2004, 10:28 AM   #5
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: NY
Posts: 153
Ok So maybe they just died then... Like I said it happened while I was away so who know what could have happened.

Thanks.
They are not that big a couple of inches from tip to tip. And they are serpents not brittles. One is orange and one is purpleish with black stripes.

Christina
tuwhada is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2004, 10:43 AM   #6
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 5,832
Send a message via Yahoo to quarryshark
I have a banded serpent star that is at least 9-10" tip to tip. Have never seen him go after anything.
__________________
quarryshark is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-06-2004, 04:21 PM   #7
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 255
Unfortunately, I had a black serpent star that would capture slow or sleeping fish and eat them. I have since gotten rid of him to the LFS. It sucks when you pay $100 for a pair of true percs and watch him grab & eat the smaller of the two within 4 hrs of intoduction.
__________________
www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin
pecan2phat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-06-2004, 04:34 PM   #8
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Washington
Posts: 776
I have a red serpent and Ive had him for a few months, and no fish deaths, with him
__________________
SaltwaterTeen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-06-2004, 04:54 PM   #9
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
revhtree's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Rossville. Ga
Posts: 4,500
What kingd of gobies are they? Diggers maybe?
__________________
Remember to Keep Christ First!
revhtree is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-06-2004, 07:02 PM   #10
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Winnipeg, Canada
Posts: 108
my serpent just attacked and ate one of my red scarletts yesterday....first time that's happened.
__________________

__________________
50 gal
20 g sump
2 "nemo" Clowns
1 regal tang
1 pink spotted goby
40 pds lr
cleaners: 2 cleaner schrimp, 7 blue hermitts
7 scarlett hermitts,2 american star snails
1 brittle serpent star,
20-25 snails
8965 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
star

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Serpent Star bamaboy2go Saltwater Reef Aquaria 6 11-11-2005 11:28 PM
serpent star? haus Saltwater & Reef - Identification 1 08-10-2005 04:58 PM
Serpent star indy Saltwater Reef Aquaria 1 11-11-2004 08:22 AM
serpent star morgan Saltwater Reef Aquaria 11 01-13-2004 06:05 PM
serpent star mdl91881 Saltwater Reef Aquaria 3 12-24-2002 01:18 AM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:11 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.