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  1. Crustaceans
    Hello everyone- Have a brittle starfish that came with my live rock. I fished it out of the live rock before curing. Looks like I got all of the pieces. I am wondering if anyone has suggestions for ensuring that any missed legs do not come to life? Thanks!
  2. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    So while I think these guys are super cool looking, they have been taking out some prized possessions in my 600g reef tank. So far I am sure they have been devouring every peppermint shrimp I drop in, as well as a few different fish. Most devastating was them killing my giant clam and possibly...
  3. Crustaceans
    My mini brittle starfish never come out of their rocks. I normally do a 10 gallon water change weekly with a 20 gallon change once a month or so on my 75 gallon. Tank has been up and running since February and at this water change - all the starfish came out and climbed to the top of the rocks...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    Hi all, I only started in saltwater 3 months ago and I have a few questions about the stock I have planned along with some questions about some things that have happened during my short period of time with a reef. I figured I would start with what I am using for equipment. 75 Gallon...
  5. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    Hey guys I bought about 20 pounds of live rock today and when I brought it home 5 brittle starfish crawled out! My tank is only 40 gallons and I was wondering if they'll even live in a tank that size and should i feed them pieces of shrimp? Also can I use frozen raw shrimp form the store to...
  6. 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...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    Does anyone know where I can buy spaghetti and/or peanut worms specifically? Or is anyone here willing to send some my way (I'll pay you)? I need enough to get my 60gal cube kick started with some good dsb critters.
  8. General Reef Discussion
    O.K so I have a fairly new tank it has been running for 2 months now, I have 5" deep sand bed - 2 Oc Clowns, 1 firefish, 1 blood shrimp, 1 cleaner shrimp, 1 brittle star, 8 turbo snails, and 8 blue hermits. I feed them daily Mysis and Brine but I struggle with how much I actually should be...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    so i bought an electric red mushroom, only one in total from my LFS. when i bought it it was open in full and you could barely see the plug, however when he put it into the bag the mushroom shrank revealing two micro brittle stars on the top of the plug. what im wondering is if i put these...
  10. Crustaceans
    okay so i had a question about brittle stars. i found out that one came in on a piece of live rock i got a while ago. it was one of the really small ones, that's okay right? they aren't bad are they? and i was also wondering. i saw this really big brittle star at my lfs, it was black and white...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    Yeah, I said Albino lol. He is such a beast, more animated and prevelant than any other brittle I have ever seen/had. He will literally hunt down food like a savage and eat as much as I will provide him, (by the way, I 'target drop' big shrimp pellets for him). I know inverts have minimal brain...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    I just purchased a brittle starfish my tank is 55 gallon w/ pH of 8.2 spg 1.024 temp 76.8. It was moving when I first acclimated it but now its just sitting at the bottom of my tank not moving. Is it dying? I am new to the hobby and would like to not kill my tanks first few inhabitants.
  13. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    I get awesome Fiji Live Rock from the LFS with tons of Cactus Algae, Sponges, Tunicates, Pods, Coraline, and other stuff on it. I can usually ID anything using the web but I cant find out what these weird things are on my LR. No pictures yet, but Im sure these unique charecteristics will be...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    Had one of each come in with my clean up crew tonight. Live aquaria lists them under the cleanup crew section but recommends a suppliment of chopped meat. What does everyone feed them here? I'm assuming its by hand-feeding, which the guy at the LFS was doing. Any other tips for these guys?
  15. General Reef Discussion
    I don't know why I got so worked up over this, but here's the story: My tank was set up with 100% dry rock which was formerly in a tank and had sat in a cold garage for a while. I gave it a good cleaning, a fairly long vinegar bath, and another good cleaning. There is a single 4'' x 2'' or so...
  16. Baby Brittle Star

    This brittle star is only about 1/2" across
  17. General Reef Discussion
    So what is your opinion? Reef Safe or not? Disk is about the size of a quarter. Fish in the tank are about 3".
  18. General Reef Discussion
    Any suggestions on coaxing a brittle star from his rock? I want to move this one from one tank to another.
  19. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    When I got my anemone today, there was no way to get it off the rock, so the rock came home as well. I have a plethera of hitchhikers. At least two brittle stars (black with fine orange stripes). Very cool looking but are they going to be an issue with my fish? Also one large bristle worm...
  20. General Reef Discussion
    Has anyone had any experience with the refugiums being sold on EBay from USA_Aquarium? They resemble the Ecosystem refugium but according to them, you not only have to glue in the baffles but the entire walls of the refugium. They sure are a lot less expensive. I am pretty handy, I just would be...
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