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Old 06-24-2008, 12:06 PM   #1
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Strange Creature...

I removed a dead piece of coral from my tank last night and about 6 of these strange looking creatures appeared. They have what looks like a central body with 3 legs and two little arm looking things. Maybe I'm just too new to know what they are, but they look like little mini star fish or octopuses, but with only 3 legs... any help?
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Probably little mini brittle star fish. How big were they and can you get some kind of pic?
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yup, mini brittles. I just looked it up. They are very small, maybe .5 inch across. Probably have 20 of them mixed in with the corals. Thanks for your help!
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No problem. Glad you were able to find out.
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