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Old 09-22-2008, 06:11 PM   #1
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Serpent Starfish

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I have a quick question about Serpent Starfish. I recently purchasd a pair of twnspotted Gobies. They were a little shy at first but then really came around and were cleaning the tank and playing around with each other. After a few days I was looking in the tank but I could only find one of the gobies. I looked at the Serpent Star and he appeared a lot larger than normal. I was working on the tank yesterday and then realized that I could not see the other oby that was in there. So my question to everyone out there is have you ever had any problems with Serpent Stars eating any fish? I am not 100% sure that this is what happened but if I had to guess this is what happened. I have recently been having problems with the DIamond Watchman gobies that I had purchased I have actually gone through abut three of thembut never thought that the star could do something like this. SO any insight into this problem would be appreciatted.


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Old 09-22-2008, 06:15 PM   #2
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I mean a Brittle star. Im sorry I don't know what I was thinking about.

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Old 09-22-2008, 06:29 PM   #3
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All brittle stars are to be considered predatory to all inhabitants, especially to those that dwell within the lower regions of aquariums.
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Old 09-22-2008, 06:59 PM   #4
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Yeah I did a little research on fantasy reef and found out that they will feed on sleeping fish and like you said especially if they are on the bottom of the tank. I am thinking that I may have to get rid of it.
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I agree with Innovator. Brittles could either be harmless or... not. Sorry to hear about your loss.

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