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Old 04-26-2015, 07:05 PM   #11
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Wow, that's wild! Would it prey on the fish?

I love the idea of a peaceful tank. After my damsel bullied my clown I took him back to my LFS and have opted for peaceful residents. I have a firefish and green clown goby now. I'm looking at adding a possum wrasse maybe, or a royal gramma. Some cardinals would be cool or some small schooling fish, love how they look as a little group.


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Not sure! Live aquaria lists them as peaceful but what happens after the lights go out may be another story. I think they are scavengers and opportunistic feeders rather than predatory stalkers. Maybe someone who has one can chime in. I would like to hear someone's experience before I bought one but they look amazing. If they hunt, I would have to pass.

Was it hard to catch that damsel? I heard they are fast and mean. I was admiring the fish in your avatar. It's really beautiful. I like your selection of fish. That's the speed I want to go. I guess people get aquariums for all sorts of reasons but at the end of the day, I want to watch a tranquil place. Don't want to watch fish beating each other up.
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I had a serpent star and it was perfectly peaceful. They are opportunistic scavengers.

There are people that believe that the green serpent stars hunt fish, but I am not sure how true that is. It's probably just a rumor someone started when they saw a starfish eating a dead and / or nearly dead fish.
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Was it hard to catch that damsel? I heard they are fast and mean. I was admiring the fish in your avatar. It's really beautiful. I like your selection of fish. That's the speed I want to go. I guess people get aquariums for all sorts of reasons but at the end of the day, I want to watch a tranquil place. Don't want to watch fish beating each other up.

Yes! I planned to do it on a water change day so I could take most of my rocks and corals out in the water I drained. Still ended up taking almost 2 hours to catch it 😕



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Hi Sadial, I am for sure following this build! What a cool rockscape . Blennies are lots of fun, yours looks great! I have had a few in past tanks; a Bicolor/Lawnmowers, and really enjoyed having them when I did.
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I had a serpent star and it was perfectly peaceful. They are opportunistic scavengers.

There are people that believe that the green serpent stars hunt fish, but I am not sure how true that is. It's probably just a rumor someone started when they saw a starfish eating a dead and / or nearly dead fish.
Good to know! Did you specifically feed your serpent star or did it find enough to eat around the tank?
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Yes! I planned to do it on a water change day so I could take most of my rocks and corals out in the water I drained. Still ended up taking almost 2 hours to catch it ��



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Wow, that nuts! Glad you caught it.
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Hi Sadial, I am for sure following this build! What a cool rockscape . Blennies are lots of fun, yours looks great! I have had a few in past tanks; a Bicolor/Lawnmowers, and really enjoyed having them when I did.
Thanks I agree they are lots of fun.
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Good to know! Did you specifically feed your serpent star or did it find enough to eat around the tank?
I went out of my way to feed it. I attached some solid airline tubing to a syringe with a length of regular airline tubing. I just target fed everything in my tank, it was simple with that little contraption.
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I went out of my way to feed it. I attached some solid airline tubing to a syringe with a length of regular airline tubing. I just target fed everything in my tank, it was simple with that little contraption.
What a great idea!
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