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Old 03-01-2011, 12:35 PM   #11
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The Chocolate Chip star that was mentioned above is not reef safe. According to Liveaquaria

"The Orange Sea Star is very intolerant of sudden changes in oxygen levels, salinity and pH of the water, and cannot tolerate copper-based medications. The drip acclimation method is highly recommended for all Sea Stars due to their intolerability to changes in water chemistry. It should never be exposed to air while handling. "

One of the key things stated is that it should never be exposed to air. Always make sure that the LFS does not expose it to air and that you dont when you add to the tank. I`ve had several stars in my tank through the years and made sure of no exposure to air.
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Old 03-01-2011, 12:42 PM   #12
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Brittles and serpant stars are much easier. Mine ate food out of my hand.
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My Chocolate Chip starfish did the same thing I even tried to give it silversides cut up and it ended up dieing within one week after I got it and I have never bought another starfish again. And now I have those tiny whites ones so far so good with them not hurting anything but it seems like there is not as many as I had about a month ago. Do not know what is happening to them. I was kind of enjoying watching one grow from size of a pinhead to about the size of a dime and now I have not seen it anymore.
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I love my brittle star. The guy is so cool to watch scrambling out of the rocks at feeding time. Even though he's not much to look at, I'd still recommend him to anyone looking for a starfish. They do alot more then just slowly move around and stick on the glass.
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some starfish are reef safe, and others are not. CC stars have been known to eat corals.
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Are the Brittle Starfish safe for reefs?
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Yes. Just stay away from the green. Get huge and agressive.
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had my cc starfish for a year went through a tank crash (do to overstocking rookie mistake)had to take it of main tank it ate everything in sight.so i setup a seperate tank just for him.have another star fish in him and three yellow tailed damsels,2 hairy crabs.
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