Picked up a serpent star yesterday, approx 5" diameter and placed in 55sw. There's already a bunch of very very tiny baby serpent stars in the substrate from some seeding substrate from LFS
So, he goes in after drip acclimation for an hour or so, temp and salinity matches LFS
exactly, and he seems very happy and is cruising around like a normal serpent starfish.
The next morning I find him laying upside down right next to my big purple tube anemone. I picked him up and moved him a few feet away but ever since he has been contorting and wanting to stay upside down, and just acting generally very weird.
The only thing I can come up with is that the tube anemone stung the crap out of him.
Currently, he's just writhing around occasionally, staying upside down. If you place him right side up, all 5 tentacles jack him way up and he eventually flips back upside down and sprawls out. looks like a spider dying but then he spreads back out and goes into convulsions again.
I have the understanding that good sized tube anemones pack a good punch, can they sting serpent stars?