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stnmtn01 03-08-2004 10:26 AM

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.. :lol: 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?

ReefRaff 03-08-2004 10:57 AM

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. :mrgreen:

yaksplat 03-08-2004 12:02 PM

If you can, take a pic of the starfish. That will greatly help in the identification.

Jim

stnmtn01 03-08-2004 01:07 PM

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 :lol:

steve-s 03-08-2004 05:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by stnmtn01
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 :lol:

Look like this except the color difference?

http://www.jlaquatics.com/images/cus...ar-brittle.jpg

Cheers
Steve

stnmtn01 03-09-2004 08:14 AM

yep..thats pretty close...

dralarms 03-09-2004 08:30 AM

serpent star!! :D Sand sifter, noturnal. beneficial to your system. According to what I was told. Of course that was by a lfs :roll: . We all know how that is, (maybe he just wanted to sell me one) :roll: .

nutrak 03-09-2004 01:08 PM

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 :twisted:

dralarms 03-09-2004 01:29 PM

:( :( 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. :roll: That's something I don't beleive I want.

stnmtn01 03-09-2004 02:49 PM

hey thanks..guys..


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