So what ate my fish??????
I now think that the serpent star was just doing his job and eating a fish that was already dead, but could he have eaten the whole fish in just a few hours? It was a decent sized fish, probably 3 inches long, and the serpent star, of course, has a little central disk. I saw the dead fish and the ss's tentacles touching it, but the ss was under a rock so I couldn't get a great view. I watched the dead fish go more and more under the rock and within a couple of hours it was half eaten. Then a couple of hours later it was totally gone, not a sign of it anywhere. I tested the water and our ammonia is still low, so I am sure that the fish has been devoured. But could a serpent star actually eat a fish that size that quickly? Or did something else eat it? Would baby serpent stars eat it, we saw our ss mating a little over a week ago, but no babies have been spotted yet.
husband has a 92 gallon reef tank