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Old 06-12-2011, 01:50 PM   #11
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Ok thanks Rscomia

-One more question, will he ever start to come out? Right now i only see one arm waving back and fourth sometime.
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Old 06-12-2011, 01:57 PM   #12
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They are nocturnal by nature I very rarely see any more than what you do during the daytime unless im feeding them then they cant wait to get out from under their rock I do see mine move around alot at night when the moonlights come on
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This is the same star your talking about right? I took a pic when it was feeding time
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That looks like the green serpent star that we had. He grew into a monster. When he went to the LFS he filled the bottom of a five gallon bucket and still had to curl his arms up to fit. Ours lived peacefully with a clown. Once the lights shut off though he was immediately hunting. I was always way more worried about my inverts than my fish.
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Yeah everyday i wake up i check to make sure my peppermint is there. So far so good.. Everyone is still there, my goby stole the food the starfis was goin after.. Thought that was funny because he had all kind of food in front of him but took the stars.

Hoping he doesnt grab him or my clown overnight. Ill return him with the quickness if he does.. i plan on adding reef safe hermits and more shrimp.
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Rscomia your starfish looks like a huge brittle star. So many tentacles/spikes on his arms.
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Yeah he was the one I was telling you about that would measure at least a foot across his longest tentacles
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Serpent stars do nothing for the sand bed but eat leftover food or dead critters. Same as shrimp or crabs do with less worry than a green brittle star. They are more aggresive likely cause they get huge. Look into serpent stars or other brittles. Again, less worry IMO than the green.

Btw, don't trust that LFS guy who told you they clean the sand bed. At least not what I think you're looking for.
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Serpent stars do nothing for the sand bed but eat leftover food or dead critters. Same as shrimp or crabs do with less worry than a green brittle star. They are more aggresive likely cause they get huge. Look into serpent stars or other brittles. Again, less worry IMO than the green.

Btw, don't trust that LFS guy who told you they clean the sand bed. At least not what I think you're looking for.
Eating leftover food is what i meant, i dont want anything eating beneficial stuff out of the sand. Just some nocturnal creatures that eat the leftover food on it overnight. I did research all over and now i can tell the difference between brittles and serpents and i keep coming across.. Green stars are dangerous.. "Green death" some are killers. Brittles more likely than serpent but im seeing serpents can kill too.. Do i need to remove it? I dont wanna lose any small hermits when i add them.. Or shrimp.
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