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Old 08-07-2015, 03:11 PM   #11
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Sorry I haven't been home for a while. That is not the sea star I'm interested in. I'm looking at echinaster echinophorus, which I have read the exact kind my lfs gets in only grows to 2" and is reef safe.

I think (don't take my word for this) they are mainly not recommended for the sole reason of its a small system meaning less nutrients for them to feeding unlike I larger tanks. Like for instance the sand sifters, even in giant 300 gallon systems they have starved to death.


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Old 08-07-2015, 04:13 PM   #12
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The Red Thorny Sea Star requires a large aquarium with ample supplies of live rock. A small specimen will eat algae. As it grows older, however, it is not reef compatible, as it will eat soft corals, sponges, tubeworms, clams, starfish, and other invertebrates.
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Old 08-07-2015, 04:43 PM   #13
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I think (don't take my word for this) they are mainly not recommended for the sole reason of its a small system meaning less nutrients for them to feeding unlike I larger tanks. Like for instance the sand sifters, even in giant 300 gallon systems they have starved to death.


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those were the words I was looking for TY Caleb

no matter what size the star small tanks are not a good idea for that exact reason Caleb stated , I've seen stars starve in bigger systems also
I know stars are neat little critters but are the odds of it surviving in a small tank worth it
IMO they are best left out in the wild where they can thrive
consider a serpent star they are neat and have better odds of surviving in captivity , I have 2 reds 3 grays 2 white 2 green in my 90g they are neat to watch at feeding time as you see arms reaching out from the rocks
and when they come out and perch them self's up in the sand to catch food
I feed live feeder fish and shrimp to my fish and inverts it's just fun to see nature at it's best
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So I guess my final stock would be:

2 blue leg hermit crabs
2 red tip hermit crabs
2 zebra hermit crabs
1 emerald crab
2 peppermint shrimp
2 astrea snails
1 brittle star
(1 pompom crab?)
(1 ocellaris clownfish?)
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Since this is an invertebrates tank I would leave out the clown. I can tell you in my 10g that my clown inhibits my peppermint shrimp to hide most of the day. If not for him, I'd see the shrimp more often.

You will get best results with no fish.

Also look at sexy shrimp! Cool little dudes but would get eaten by fish.


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Since this is an invertebrates tank I would leave out the clown. I can tell you in my 10g that my clown inhibits my peppermint shrimp to hide most of the day. If not for him, I'd see the shrimp more often.

You will get best results with no fish.

Also look at sexy shrimp! Cool little dudes but would get eaten by fish.


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Is there any fish that would work better? What about a neon goby? This tank is directed more towards inverts but it would be nice to have some movement in the tank.
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Is there any fish that would work better? What about a neon goby? This tank is directed more towards inverts but it would be nice to have some movement in the tank.

You could look at a clown or blue neon goby. Much less... Ecstatic and hyper than a clownfish lol


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And would the goby eat the sexy shrimp?
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And would the goby eat the sexy shrimp?

That I cannot say for certain. Sext shrimp are quite smaller that a cleaner or peppermint.


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And would the goby eat the sexy shrimp?
I doubt It don't even think it would fit in there mouth lol I would do a pair 1 yellow 1 blue ,

The red leg hermits I would pass on as they would fight constantly with the other hermits
if your wanting reds do the red scarlet hermits

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