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Old 09-12-2003, 11:41 PM   #1
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Purple Starfish???

While my Daughter and I were staring at the tank this little arm came out of the hole that my mine urchin used to reside is.. And a few seconds later this bright purple starfish emerges.. I have never seen a Purple starfish can someone please point me in the right direction.. I know I have a blue Linka I just put in the tank but this one is no where near blue..


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Old 09-12-2003, 11:57 PM   #2
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I actually think that this is a purple Serpent Sea Star.. I found another that looks Grey as well.. Can someone please confirm As I have not seen or heard of a purple sea star before... Nor a grey one for that matter...

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Old 09-13-2003, 12:33 AM   #3
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i just recently noticed two tiny grey serpent star arms coming out of a rock. haven't seen the whole thing yet but he was definately grey. maybe the colors are different when they are immature?
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Old 09-13-2003, 06:19 AM   #4
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Yep it's a serpent star, I've never seen a purpl one either.. :thumb Good find They are beneficial detrivores and a great addition to any reef tank, just keep your eye on it (they get very large) and move to the sump/refugium when it gets too big.

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