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Old 07-16-2004, 10:20 AM   #1
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Brittle Star Decimated

Woke up this morning to find my brittle starfish in many pieces. The body has only one leg attached and is moving.

Looking for culprit(s)

Tank info:
5 gallon nano-reef
Live Rock
Live Sand
1 Damsel
1 Turbo Snail
3 Other Snail
1 Emerald Crab
1 Sally Lightfoot (1st suspect)
Water quailty tested good
0 ammonia
0 nitrites
ph 8
nitrates are high but have been forever
weekly water changes

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Old 07-16-2004, 11:48 AM   #2
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I'd also suspect the Sally - but -- how long have you had the Brittle? New acquisition, or has it been a tank resident for a long time? Any recent significant shifts in temp/pH/salinity?
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