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Old 12-22-2014, 08:11 PM   #1
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Starfish climbing out of tank

I have a red serpent star in a 14 gal biocube to quarantine before moving to my large tank. He keeps climbing up the back and over into the filtration system. There is live rock and hiding places so I don't know why he's doing this. I know there is a rather large bristle worm in there. Could that be why he won't stay in? He actually has to leave the water to get over the side. For now I just decided to leave him there.


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Old 12-24-2014, 11:20 PM   #2
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Serpent stars will hide most of the time. They will stick their arms out to catch food if they can. The green one I have in my tank is usually never seen, to the point where I thought it was dead and gone until he just recently showed back up this month. This quote from liveaquaria.com sums it up really nicely
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It does well in an aquarium if provided with ample hiding places and plenty of room to roam. Even though it is a nocturnal animal, it will eventually learn to come out during the day to eat.
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Hmmm....Interesting!
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I have about 10 serpent stars in my 90 some hide as some sun under the lights ,
I had 1 climb out but he worked his way down to the lower tank , I don't know how he knew there was another water source but apparently he did ,
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