Last week I purchased 40 lbs of LR
. All has been quiet until a few minutes ago. I am getting the tank going again after a long hiatus, so in essence its a new tank. I just happened to be messing around the tank and I noticed a tentacle sticking out of one of the new rocks I had bought. It was alive and moving. I was fortunate enough to get a fairly good look at what was sticking out before it retracted back into the rock. I looked it up and from what I can tell it is a Bubble Tip Brittle 'Fancy' Sea Star. I investigated the rock and there is not very many good sized holes in it, all though it is full of holes but the largest probably being 1/2 of an inch in area.
My question is this, is this guy trapped? I am half tempted to pull the rock out and take the hammer to it. Its just one of those things that if you saw the rock, you would think how in the world could it get out. But I know animals of all kinds can be contortionists when they want to be. Granted, I may not want it in my tank, but if it is trapped and I can bust the rock up and take it to the lfs
, I will. What should I do? Will it eventually come out? How is it eating, this rock has been in a tank that is cycling for atleast 12 days, its gotta be wanting food by now, yet its inside a rock with no visible way out, but I am not a contortionist.