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Old 06-17-2003, 03:05 PM   #1
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does anyone know anything about feather stars?

FEATHER STARFISH
100% REEF SAFE - (Himerometra sp.)

The image represents general look of the animal. Expect some diversity since each animal is unique in color and pattern.


site claims they re reef safe but i know stars can be iffy
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I think feather stars are filter feeders and would do OK in a reef, but IMO they should be left in the ocean.The amount of food needed for them would quickly cause algae problems in your tank.
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I heard they are very difficult to keep alive for any length
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Yea Dr. Ron said they were impossible to keep to. Somethig about only feeding on the larvae of Fireworms .
Anyway I have had a pair of Feather stars in my tank for a year and a half and no problems. They seem pretty healthy to me. They are really neat. They have a small set of legs that surround thier mouth (and they get around pretty quick to) and then what looks like normal legs, but are actually the feathers they use for gathering food. They stay balled up during the day but in the twilight and night they will climb to the highest point or the point that stick out the farthest and spread thier feathers. Really neat to see.
I feed my tank a custom blender mush so thier is plenty of the right sized particles to keep them happy and healthy.


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LOL, I just figured they were a pain cause of their food requirements...LMAO, Dr's say the darndest things...don't they?
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