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Old 04-24-2007, 11:13 AM   #11
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I just bought my first starfish last week, a Serpent star. Very comical little thing, and they will eat the detritus in your rocks, waste, etc. Seems quite hardy too. I've always been afraid to try sand sifting stars, because of the aforementioned lack of food/them starving to death, etc.
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While I love the little nassarius snails, the larger size nassarius snails (think drsfostersmith call them "Super-Tongan") are absolutely awesome. I added one to my tank a couple months back and he does an absolutely bang up job keeping the sand bed stirred up. Once I get back to that LFS that has them, I'm going to add 4-5 more. If you have semi-deep sand bed (and if I remember your pictures correctly, you do) I'd strongly recommend several! Those, trochus, and astreas are wonderful little creatures in my opinion. And if I had it to do over again, I would've only added one or two crabs, just for variety - not the 10 or so I started with.
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I agree Kurt. The osuper Tongans are just from a different part of the ocean. The supers get a little bigger. The astreas, you kind of have to watch, since they get overturned and can't upright themselves and can become a nice snak.
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