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

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 10-30-2013, 06:37 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Animal1402's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 46
Info on star?

Hi again,

Total newb attack once again, I've decided to let the tank stand for a week or so with just 2 red leg hermits amongst the live rock and live sand. Have already seen what I think is a trochus snail and a very small un identifiable snail and assorted shrimp swimming about the gaff. That's fine, all good, free stuff! Checking on the crabs after dropping in dinner and saw what I think (after 3 hours research on line) was a harlequin serpent star. Only tiny, but my question is this. What do I do with that? From what I've read they get big, possibly eat fish, eat coral and reproduce at an alarming rate. Can anyone with previous experience of this little critter give me a heads up please? Any information is good information. Size habits etc.
thanks in advance
You guys rock
Nige
__________________

__________________
Animal1402 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-30-2013, 06:53 PM   #2
Giant Clam Addict
Community Admin
 
Sniperhank's Avatar



POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Summerville, Pennsylvania
Posts: 18,546
Post a picture. But most likely, you have mini bristle stars like all of us do. Little red/white banded guys that only stick their arms out.
__________________

Sniperhank is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-30-2013, 06:54 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
bribo12's Avatar

Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Maryland
Posts: 9,117
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sniperhank View Post
Post a picture. But most likely, you have mini bristle stars like all of us do. Little red/white banded guys that only stick their arms out.
I agree they stay small and just shove their arms out of the rocks and try and catch food. But a picture would help.
__________________
20 Gallon SPS reef
29 Gallon FW "fat catfish" tank
20 Gallon Long Dart Frogs "Zig" and "Zag"
bribo12 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2013, 05:18 AM   #4
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Animal1402's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 46
I'll try to post a picture but there is one small arm sticking from a small hole in a piece of live rock and the pictures I've taken so far will not come out. So these guys are as standard in marine tanks? Nothing been mentioned in anything I've read so far, but neither have a lot of things. That's why I love these forums. Real advice from real hobbyists.
Thanks guys
__________________
Animal1402 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

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
Red Sea Star TRDfan Saltwater Reef Aquaria 2 03-06-2012 08:39 PM
Green Brittle Star Attack Scavenger12 Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR 4 01-25-2012 10:10 PM
My profile. How do I add info? City Girl Forum Admin & Announcements 3 01-09-2012 10:28 PM
Green star polyps and totch coral Foskett96 Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 4 01-04-2012 04:29 PM
My new baby sea horse feed info ask Mjmjhot Saltwater & Reef - Identification 2 10-28-2011 06:25 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:28 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.