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Old 08-19-2008, 11:43 AM   #1
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my girlfriend saw a starfish at the LFS that she liked and would like to get for our tank at some point but i am wondering it will work with corals, which i intend to get, and with certain fish. it is a brittle starfish. i looked it up on saltwaterfish and it said it sometimes hunts fish at night while they are sleeping. would this startfish be a bad choice with the fish i plan on getting ( 2 false percs, royal gramma, and possible a blenny or a goby) ?

does anyone have and possible suggestions of other starfish i may look into if this ones isnt right for my tank. oh yeah sorry i have a 30gal tank, with 50 pounds of live rock and sone to be Caribsea sand bed once i take out my CC.
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Old 08-19-2008, 05:31 PM   #2
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If what you were considering is the green brittle star, I'd pass. I have kept other brittle stars though without issue. However, a safer bet would be to go with a serpent star.
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In a reef tank any star is with caution. My serpant was fine for over a yr then after my cleaner shrimps dissappeared i bought a new one and not even 1 minute in the tank and my serpant grabbed it. They would be fine for the coral but its your CUC youll see go.
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And yet I've kept them for years without issue in a reef tank so I guess your mileage may vary. They do require spot feeding. Bits of meaty foods will be accepted eagerly.
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I agree that serpent stars are the safer choice, but in a 30g some may grow too large...
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Old 08-20-2008, 11:47 AM   #6
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thanks alot i will look into the serpent star, i dont want to have to be replacing my CUC all the time just so this starfish can have the thrill of the hunt
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what would work best in a 28gal nanocube reef with smallish fish and a cuc?
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what would work best in a 28gal nanocube reef with smallish fish and a cuc?

dont know, but you may want to start your own thread with that ?
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