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Old 03-29-2010, 12:08 PM   #1
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Star Fish and Feather Duster Worms

I have a marine aquarium with a star fish and a feather duster worm for six months now along with a clown fish and anemone.

They have lived together for all this while

Someone tells me today that you cant keep a starfish and a feather duster worm together as the star fish will eat the feather duster worm.

Is this true?

I dont think it is true but I want your view.
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Old 03-29-2010, 12:31 PM   #2
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Welcome to AA. What sized tank ya got? That'll make the dif on whether a starfish will work. I've always had starfish and dusters with no problem.
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Thanks Austinsdad for your quick reply. Capacity is around 20-25 lts. Its a boyu ready with marine filter tank and I never had problems with the starfish and feather duster the past six months. And I have not seen anyone else claiming that starfish harm feather dusters. And the fact that you also have had them together proves to me that they can live together.
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Just stay away from the green brittle star - not just for your worm either. They get big and very bad.
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Capacity is around 20-25 lts.
is this litres? as in 6.5 gallons?
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I`ve always had both with no problems but in SW there are no certains. I`ve seen it all.
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is this litres? as in 6.5 gallons?
I think so. I'm surprised the starfish has made it for 6 months in that size tank. If we're talking any of the sand-sifting stars, those normally die in anything less than a 55 gallon because they eat everything quicker than it can reproduce. I'm guessing that the starfish will eventually go after the duster when it gets hungry enough.
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well the starfish is Red-knobbed Starfish. They all live in harmony as far as I have seen ... I feed it chopped shrimp once a week and it never goes near the feather duster...
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So. This tank is 6.5 gallons?? Wow! Kinda makes me wonder if there may be problems brewing afterall. I've had 2 starfish and 3-4 dusters in a tank, but that was 155g. 6.5?

Still, unless the star has long and nimble tentacles like the brittles or serpent stars, I can't see it getting to the worm inside that tube. Maybe not even then. Or does another type of star just choke it to death? Dunno.
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