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Offline Zulreef

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Found Brittle Sea Star
« on: June 30, 2005, 10:35:39 PM »
I have found a small bri ttle sea star. It is striped red and white.

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Found Brittle Sea Star
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2005, 08:28:51 AM »
That is cool looking.  :shock:    I am assuming that is hitch hiker from your rock?
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Found Brittle Sea Star
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2005, 09:54:17 AM »
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That is cool looking.  :shock:    I am assuming that is hitch hiker from your rock?


Ed,

Yes, that is probably correct. It is good or bad to have?


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Found Brittle Sea Star
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2005, 11:17:01 AM »
I would assume it would be safe.   Here is something that might help you.
http://www.wetwebmedia.com/brittlestars.htm
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Found Brittle Sea Star
« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2005, 11:37:51 AM »
Ed,  

Thank you very much for helping :D . I have to read that. WOW!!!!

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Found Brittle Sea Star
« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2005, 06:06:11 PM »
Good read Ed thanks.  Most brittle stars are reef safe except for the Green one. :shock:
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Found Brittle Sea Star
« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2005, 06:19:27 PM »
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Ed,  

Thank you very much for helping :D . I have to read that. WOW!!!!

Zul 8)


Zul,
   I am still trying to catch up to all the things you have helped me with.. :wink:

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   The green one likes Fish :wink: , your right.
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« Reply #7 on: July 01, 2005, 09:28:01 PM »
Sounds like Zul got lucky with the new hitchhiker.  Good deal.
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« Reply #8 on: July 01, 2005, 10:58:47 PM »
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Sounds like Zul got lucky with the new hitchhiker.  Good deal.


Yes, thanks Angel :D. I found a new sea urchin at Dec. 2004. It is green and about 1/4". Now the sea urchin has grown about 1" long. He is changing colors from green to light purple.  8)  8)

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Found Brittle Sea Star
« Reply #9 on: July 02, 2005, 07:50:05 PM »
I have three of thoser in my tank and all were hitchhikers.  They are algae eaters from what I have seen.  Hope you have lots of coralline?
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Re: Found Brittle Sea Star
« Reply #10 on: September 05, 2007, 07:52:26 PM »
Would a brittle sea star be a good choice for my 29 gallon aquarium? I plan to have some soft corals in it. (Xenia, Zoanthids, clavularia, mushrooms)

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Re: Found Brittle Sea Star
« Reply #11 on: September 06, 2007, 08:40:43 AM »
They are good detritivores, definitely worth having.

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Re: Found Brittle Sea Star
« Reply #12 on: September 06, 2007, 06:18:48 PM »
My 29 gallon is 12" across and about 30" long. I think that Brittle Starfish are 10" from the tip of one arm to the tip of the arm on the other side, so it should work. There won't be very many places to hide for it, if there is any. I only plan to have 5 green chromis, 1 clownfish(probally ocellaris), and 1 firefish. Maybe even a cleaner shrimp. The only problem would be the brittle starfish eating the other fish and shrimp.

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Re: Found Brittle Sea Star
« Reply #13 on: September 07, 2007, 10:39:59 AM »
Another good choice for you if you want something that isn't quite as big, and is good at getting into rock to hide would be a serpent star.  They are also good detritivores.  We have 6 in our tank, one of them lives with our Yellow watchman and his pistol shirmp.  Another lives with the purple fire fish and his pistol.  pretty cool.