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Old 10-24-2011, 02:16 PM   #1
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new tank, IDplease!

Hi all, I just finished setting up my 55 gal saltwater tank. I have 50 lbs of sand, 20 lbs of live rock I got from a member of my regional community. Its been 24 hours since my addition of the rock. I went down to check my perameters and I seen these!





There looks to be four of them. Any where from the size of a dime up to a quarter. Are these serpant stars? My perameters are:

Nitrate-0
Nitrite-0
Salinity-1.023

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looks like a nrom brittle starfish. not a serpent imo.
were they hitchhikers?
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looks like a nrom brittle starfish. not a serpent imo.
were they hitchhikers?
Yep. They have just started coming out of the rock... will they be ok?
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They should be fine. Eat detritus and other bad things. Good hitchhiker to have.
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They should be fine. Eat detritus and other bad things. Good hitchhiker to have.
I just set my tank up and won't have any fish in there for a while. Will they just eat stuff off the rocks or should I get something for them?

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If you have some fish food, you can drop a few pellets\flakes in the tank.
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