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Old 01-15-2013, 04:57 AM   #51
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I got 6 snails and a star, not bristle star but I totally forgot its name. Very pretty green-grey like a tropical snake. Otherwise a bit creepy, tbh.

Three black snails, no short term memory, one turbo snail, one sand snail (narcissus snail? Teeny lil guy) and the other snail that is white with a bumpy spiney shell. Lol totally exhausted. I just finished acclimating everybody, including a pair of red cherry shrimp for my planted tank.

I would like to feed them all as I'm terrified of snails starving after the diatoms are gone, and I he conflicting opinions about stars in new tanks.

Either they are great for keeping the sand bed moving and safe, or they are inappropriate for an immature sand bed? Well. I was told hermits are "sorta Richards" by the kid at dolphin pet village.
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Old 01-15-2013, 10:32 AM   #52
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Depends on what type of starfish you have. Some are easy and some are more shall I say delicate.most will eat meaty foods and cruise around at night. Here's a star serpent easy to keep and meat eater.
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Old 01-15-2013, 01:42 PM   #53
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Depends on what type of starfish you have. Some are easy and some are more shall I say delicate.most will eat meaty foods and cruise around at night. Here's a star serpent easy to keep and meat eater.
That's what he is! Thanks, I was blanking. Here's a pic of his little leg I spotted this morning:
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Old 01-15-2013, 01:52 PM   #54
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Serpent star- really good little hitchhiker- you'll barely see him and he will take care of food and detritus in the crevices of your live rock and usually will leave your corals alone as long as it isn't starving for food!!
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Old 01-15-2013, 03:05 PM   #55
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That's such a cool look at night for that serpent star. I am thinking about getting one but I already have a sand sifting star that moves all around my sand bed in my 55g , mostly in the front though from what i've noticed. Looks neat!
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Old 01-15-2013, 04:59 PM   #56
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Nice looking leg! The green,gold and lite green looks awesome on it. Get one Tommy! Mines always out but my brittle star is more secluded only in middle of the nite does it venture out.
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I may have to pull the trigger... We'll see the cost when I walse in to my lfs next time...
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He is teasing me... Now I snapped TWO legs lol

Thanks too I really like his colors. Very neat little dude
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He's becoming more comfortable with your tank you're lucky, that is an awesome hitchhiker!! I had one, I think he is still in my sand bed, but I haven't seen him since he surprisingly crawled out of a dead live rock one day.
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Yay I really like him! My snails are semi active, one is scooting around the glass already. My diatom bloom is in full effect!

I got lucky with some dark red-purple corraline on a piece of lr so I switched my lamp back to a 4 bulb T5HO, though 18 hours per day of that fan might make me a little insane.

Much bluer and prettier I think
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