I have a single brittle star in my tank. He's been there for about 4 months or so.
I have started to see what look like baby starfish on my LR
and in my sandbed. It's hard to tell how many, but I would guess that I have at least 3.
Including legs, they are about .5 to 1 inch in diameter. They have 5 legs attached to a central disk about the size of a pin head. The legs are white and behavior is identical to my brittle star.
I assume they are baby starfish, but don't know since I have no idea what one looks like. Assuming they are, where might they have come from? Was my brittle possibly pregnant when "she" arrived? I thought I heard that they were hermaphrodites, but I couldn't find anything definitive on how they reproduce.
Just wondering if anyone has any ideas, and if I can expect them to survive under normal/good tank conditions. I can see myself getting attached to them...