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Old 05-13-2004, 01:09 PM   #1
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Sand sifting star.....

Yeah right. When it said they were omnivorous and reef safe, I thought hmmm. That little sucker came out of the sand at 4am. I had not seen it since I out it in the tank a few days ago so I thought I'd watch. He was crawling around the bottom and what do I see? First it crawls over my bluge hermits, I thought uh oh. I pulled it out and flicked the grab out of it's mouth. Then it crawls over to a rock where a porcelain crab is minding it's own business adn crwals right over it looking for a snack. The crab managed to sneak under the rock. Hope it doesn't eat all my inverts while my back is turned... lol

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Old 05-13-2004, 01:50 PM   #3
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I love my sand sifting star. It is so cool to watch him surface from under the sand like a submarine coming out of the water. I've seen mine climb over a couple of my hermits before but never try to eat them. He also stays in the sand and never goes onto the rock so your inverts should be safe.
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I have 2, been in my tank for 3 months. Haven't seen anything like that. I suppose I should keep an eye on them.
When they decide to show themselves that is.
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Old 05-13-2004, 04:19 PM   #5
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They will eat all your sand bed fauna... If you care you should remove them. IMO there no good, for a sand bed.
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