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Old 03-08-2004, 11:26 AM   #1
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propagating yellow polyps....Unidentified starfish..

I just purchased some yellow polyps from the lfs. (was told they were easy beginner's coral) It has about 20-30 polyps on a piece of rock. I have it sitting in between some of my LR, hoping it will spread on its own to other rocks. Will it propagate on its own or can I cut it and place them in different areas of my tank?

also..the yellow polyp rock I bought had a unidentified starfish come out when I put it in my tank..great deal from the lfs, who had no idea.. He's about the size of a half dollar and is maroon color and has many bristles on it.. Does anyone know what kind of starfish it is?
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Place the so that the polys are against another piece of rock and wait a month or so, they will spread to the other rock. I noticed one day that the rock mine came on got partially rolled over by a crab of mine, so the polyps were actual laying on the bottom rock and when i went to reposition it it felt like it was glued the the bottom piece of LR. I pulled it away and noticed the the polyps spread to the other rock.
Found that trick totaly by accident.
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If you can, take a pic of the starfish. That will greatly help in the identification.

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I cant take any pics, he exposed himself for like 5 seconds and took off underneath all the rocks.. He was quite fast for a starfish.. sorry..If he ever comes out, i'll try to take a pic of him/her
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I cant take any pics, he exposed himself for like 5 seconds and took off underneath all the rocks.. He was quite fast for a starfish.. sorry..If he ever comes out, i'll try to take a pic of him/her
Look like this except the color difference?



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yep..thats pretty close...
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serpent star!! Sand sifter, noturnal. beneficial to your system. According to what I was told. Of course that was by a lfs . We all know how that is, (maybe he just wanted to sell me one) .
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I agree, he may be a serpent star, but he may also be a brittle star

http://reeftopia.com/starfish.html

try that. either way, you got a steal
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I paid 10 bux for mine. But he is about 10 inches across. I'm just glad to know he is a keeper. The same lfs tried to sell me a horseshoe crab. That's something I don't beleive I want.
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hey thanks..guys..
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