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  1. 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...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    Grabbed a few inverts at the shop the other day, a few hermits, some snails, and 2 serpent starfish (one about half the size of the other.) The maroon colored serpent, and the larger one of the 2 does quite a bit of hiding but I've seen him move around a couple of times. However, the smaller...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    So as everybody knows the past few weeks have been a disaster for me. Quick recap, cat knocked hose off canister filter and half my 55 gallon tank drained onto the floor, and I'm in 2nd floor apartment with the landlord below me... Powerhead blew up from this but I didn't know until I filled it...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    Shot a couple videos of the tank a few weeks back. Thought I would share since it is Friday! First video is of my 10 year old Red Serpent star. He was one of the first inverts to go in my tank and he is the best. Always a big hit when people come over. Plus he is the reason I never find...
  5. 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...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    Hey, everyone :wavey: just wanted to post a some updates on the well being of a couple of my inverts. Last month I found my banded serpent star in less than stellar condition. Silversides are a big no-no apparently as they can and will bust through the test of the starfish! :eek: he had a...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    I am about to put an order in for inverts at the local frag swap in a couple weeks. $300 in already...sigh. Thinking about getting a serpent star. Can you tell me anything I should know about them? Mostly worried about if they will knock coral over (is it common anyway), will they harm my small...
  8. 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
  9. 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...
  10. SPS Coral Forum
    Hey guys, I could use some advice. I had my power head too close to the water surface, and when I came home from work it the water level dropped too low and my powerhead was blowing a lot of air into the tank and caused a ph swing. It went from 8.1-8.2 to 8.8( the highest my test reads API kit)...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    Yesterday I gave my tank a thorough cleaning. I fell behind a bit so I wanted to do a good job. Anyway, when I was done, I was treated to a show put on by my serpent stars. This is the second show they put on for me! The first time they came out en mass and stood on all five legs, raising...
  12. Palmetto Marine Aquarium Club
    I have a small grey serpent star for sale if anyone is interested. I could bring him to the December meeting. He's only about 4 inches across and very active at night.
  13. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    Maybe 2-3 months ago noticed the skin on the top of its disc looked 'dusty'/pale, then started looking a little like reptiles do when they're about to shed. It was that way for awhile, until yesterday when we saw it again for the first time in a few weeks, and got a pic before it hid again. The...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    Ok on last Thursday I added my second six line wrasse to the tank (a 150 reef) he was around on Friday healthy and eating well. Saturday he was missing ( I thought he might be hiding from being in a new tank and all) after several hours of watching the tank I concluded that the fish was gone...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    sorry if this is in the wrong category, but i couldn't find one in livestock section where starfish seemed to fit, lol i bought a brittle star the other day, and i want to make sure he does well in my tank. most reading i've done suggests placing food under stars to make sure they eat...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    So yesterday i saw my big red serpent starfish chowing down on a cleaner snail for a couple of hours. I have no idea if the snail was killed by the starfish or if the starfish just found it dead or dying. My question- do I have to worry about this guy nabbing any other critters? I have a...
  17. General Reef Discussion
    Can anyone suggest feeding amount and frequency for: Scarlet Skunk Cleaner Shrimp Serpent Sea Star I was told at the LFS that once a day 1 shrimp pellet should suffice but I'm concerned that might be too much. I think I would rather underfeed than overfeed as I only have a 12 gallon. Went to...
  18. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    is this some sort of star? terrible pic, but i only have my camera phone... are there any pests that resemble stars? it has 6 banded legs, central disc...
  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. Northeast Florida Marine Aquarium Society
    UGH well today was tragic hehe.... i noticed at about noonish today that both my new true percula clowns (pair) i recently bought friday we're doin fine and dandy just wigglin inside my bulb anemone i have had for about 2 weeks.... and about 4-5pm i noticed one was missing... so i waited and...
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