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  1. General Reef Discussion
    Hi all! I am very new to this website but I am very excited to start posting and getting other peoples opinions! Not to long after Hurricane Irma I saved some brittle stars off a sponge that washed up on shore. After keeping them in my small tank for a bit I added them into my larger tank which...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    Hey Everyone, New to this site. I'm trying to understand what may have happened to a huge Black Serpent Star that I have had for many years? I have not seen it in months now. Generally during the night it would have an arm stretched across the reef from front to back. I could feed it a...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    My brittle stars came out of the rocks to spawn after the temp in my tank went from 79 to 77.1 over the course of 2 hours. My temp is fine now. I had to turn off all pumps for a couple hours to fix a ballast in my lights because of the way my tank is set up. Just thought I'd share this... It was...
  4. Crustaceans
    I want to add either a serpent or a brittle star to my 90 gal tank, but there seems to be conflicting opinions on which one is less likely to eat fish. While researching, I would frequently read information that said serpent stars will eat fish more often. Then I would find a website that said...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    Ok! I have been fascinated with saltwater aquaria for years, and I am finally getting around to designing a tank. I've been reading some basic guides, and I think I am beginning to get an idea of what I want. Here is what I am imagining: * Very small tank, 10 gal or less. * Small number of...
  6. Crustaceans
    Is a 20" brittle star likely/capable of eating peppermint shrimp and little crabs?
  7. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    I have recently started up a new reef tank and purchased live rock, a black brittle star was hitch-hiking on the rock and I wanted to know if I should add any sort of food to the tank for it? Because the tank is new there are no fish in yet so no leftovers for it to eat. Will it be able to...
  8. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    There are a few of these romming my tank... I think they are harmless brittle stars whom eat detritus... My Brother thinks they are some sort of apocaliptic plage which must be extinguished....
  9. General Reef Discussion
    I want a serpent star or a brittle star but I have no experience with them. Are they really hard for a relatively inexperienced reefer. I have a 26 gallon bowfront aquarium with a Clarkii, a Damsel, and a Clown Goby. http://www.thereeftank.com/forums/images/smilies/confused.gif
  10. General Reef Discussion
    Have had 2 of these guys for 10 plus years, it is very unusual to see them out during the day so snapped a few picts:
  11. General Reef Discussion
    Here's a little update on the tank. Any input is welcome!
  12. Anemones
    Bought two of these and the rock they were firmly attached to. Inside the rock were two brittle stars that refused to evacuate the premesis.. will they be fine in the 29 biocube til I transfer to the 60?
  13. General Reef Discussion
    I found this guy as a hitch hiker. I'm so mad at myself for not following the adage, 'if in doubt, take him out'. I was siphoning sand and by luck he came up out of the sand. Before putting him back I researched on various forums and concluded he was safe, good as part of the clean up crew...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    I've had a small reef tank that I began stocking about 6 months ago. Everything seemed fine for a long while. The first fish I added were a clown and azure damsel. Later I added a goby, and even later, two blue-green chromis, and later yet, a royal gramma. I decided 6 small fish for my 30...
  15. The THINK Tank
    I'm not sure what is happening in my reef tank, my corals are,what appears to be,dying. My brittle star,whom has just started making appearances, started losing his legs about a week ago. OMG I thought I had beat the tough stuff after starting 3 salt tanks, medicating them one behind the other...
  16. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    It would appear I got a free brittle star with the recent purchase of some pulsing Xenia.. I never planned on having a star in my little 12g nano.. What should I do?
  17. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    I got this very large piece of live rock from a closing fish store but it turned out to have a quite large brittle star hitchhiking in it. One store told me to put it in fresh water and it would come out but I did that and it achieved nothing. Is there a way to get it to leave the rock without...
  18. General Reef Discussion
    I have a giant black brittle star hitchhiking on a great piece of LR. I tried putting it in freshwater but it did not emerge. Is there a way to get it out without killing it?
  19. Reef Fish
    I have been starting a 155g Reef tank for the last two months. At the moment the water specs are perfect and I have several cleaner crews, two serpent stars, and a target fed Green Brittle Star who is at least 10" in diameter. At the moment I only have one fish, a clown goby, but I don't want...
  20. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    I just bought some polyps and when I went to acclimate them, I saw an 8" brittle star on the live rock. I have no problem keeping it, but I've heard mixed reviews about their compatibility. I have two ocellaris clownfish, a wrasse, a dwarf angel and various cleanup crew inverts (turbo snails...
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