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Old 03-05-2011, 08:08 AM   #1
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Starfish easy yet reef safe?

It seems to me that there are no starfish other than brittles that are easy to care for (even self-sustaining) that are reef friendly....
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Old 03-05-2011, 08:21 AM   #2
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I have serpent starfish in my tanks, they hide a lot, but can easily be coax out with something meaty, very neat to watch. Even when i put pellets in, I can see the tiger one brings its arms out from the rock crevices and try to grab some. I did take the chance in my biocube with a CC Starfish, knowing that it may munch on my coral. If it has, I haven't noticed. That being said I dont' think I'd risk one in my other tank.
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Old 03-05-2011, 08:38 AM   #3
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I've heard of bad things happening with serpents and fish...also, cc star=chocolate chip right?
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I think it may depend on the type of serpent stars. I know some have bristles on them that mayb e poisonous (someone correct me here if I'm wrong) but mine are both smooth, the one is a tiger serpent, and the other I don't remember but its red :p Yeah, chococlate chip. I've had luck with mine. I really want this blue Linckia they had at store, but I was told they're a bit more sensitive to salinity change than other ones, so I'm waiting until I have at least a 90G.
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Ok.....not sure if I want to risk it with the cc.....maybe a serpent anyone know of any others?
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Old 03-05-2011, 12:37 PM   #6
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Nothing? Or maybe I'm being too impatient....? But of you know of any easyish reef safe stars other than brittles and serpents please let me know!
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orange star is reef safe and tends to stay small
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What's the scientific name? Idk where to find it under orange sea star, unless you know of a web site?
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Wait...I think I found it....fromia? Says they can be harmful to sponges anemones and clams....this is from liveaquaria by the way
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no not that.

Saltwater Aquarium Inverts for Marine Reef Aquariums: Orange Sea Star
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