Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
Old 03-28-2012, 08:00 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
Gpsdrew's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: San Antonio Tx
Posts: 43
brittle sea stars: Good or bad?

I just put 8 pounds of liverock into my new 50 gallon saltwater tank. I just noticed two brittle sea stars that floated off the rock and are starting to move around the tank. I plan on making it a reef tank so do I need to irradicate them or are they harmless?

Gpsdrew is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2012, 10:50 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Freak
Shark_Bait's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Chicago Illinois
Posts: 414
Brittle stars will be ok with most corals. No worries. They are a very common hitchhiker!!

When you buy tanks, just to sell them for more money then use that extra cash for your own fish.....You have a problem!
Shark_Bait is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2012, 09:53 AM   #3
Aquarium Advice Freak
Mpfaff77's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 380
Are they mini bristle stars??? They are kinda stripped purple/black it looks like. I have thousands. I love having then although would like to slow down population.
Mpfaff77 is offline   Reply With Quote


Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Loach or catfish for SA cichlids? em_witt Cichlid Discussion 34 03-31-2012 10:03 PM
Nitrite and Nitrate are High, Stress zyme or Frequent WCs nicosia31 Cichlid Discussion 21 03-30-2012 06:32 PM
bad redness and white skin near and on gill covers and body Monkeyrazzar Freshwater & Brackish - Unhealthy Fish 8 03-29-2012 05:20 PM
Red Sea CO2 regulator & solenoid kit skywhitney Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 42 03-28-2012 07:16 PM
bad redness around gills and gill cover Monkeyrazzar Saltwater & Reef - Sick Fish or Coral 0 03-28-2012 05:04 PM

» Photo Contest Winners

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:34 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.