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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
    Hi all im new to saltwater tanks so heres the deal i got a serpent star and a sand sifting star yesterday i aclimated them. today the serpent looks pinkish andlimp. i thought for sure he was dead so i went to pick him up and he droped a leg. dont they only drop legs while still alive for protection?
  3. General Reef Discussion
    Please help me identify this thing. I was cleaning my tank and removing some sand as per a discussion on a different forum and several of these sea creatures appeared on the rocks. I can only guess that they were a small hitchhiker from a previous purchase that has been living - and growing -...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    Can anyone tell me what this is,it's just appeared,looks like a star fish but really small.
  5. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    I've had this tank for like 5 months, I stare at it all the time and never seen these. Any body know what theyes are, good or bad?
  6. "Soft" corals
    So a friend moved out of the state and left his salt water tank for us to have. Originally he just had the coral, a snail and 3 crabs. Since we got it in September we have added a star fish, anemia, clown fish and a blue fish. Sorry new to salt water tanks and pretty much an idea. We do water...
  7. Reef Fish
    What kind of starfish is this? Believe it or not, he's a hitchhiker. Found him on my new liverock
  8. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    Hello everyone! Okay so here's whats happening: I have a brittle star fish that hitchhiked on one of my rocks. Long story short its standing up, next to another one half its size. I read this could be spawning behavior and I just wanted anyone's opinion. Here's a picture (sorry for poor...
  9. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    Its a fuzzy purple five leg people EA.... E'er uh star fish Its the size of a Childs finger tip. Like pinky status. I also have a 3 in sifting star in the tank And two serpent stars also finger top size. They were also hitch hikers. I'm Pretty shoure this is an aptaisia enenome
  10. General Reef Discussion
    Hello everybody! I just bought an established fish tank with live rock, sand and some marine life in it. When I moved it to my house I did not notice anything that might look dangerous and the guy I bought it from had it for almost one year with no trouble at all.<O:p</O:p One morning I noticed...
  11. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    <tt>I am new to saltwater and I feel like a fish out of water!! I have a 30 gallon tank I recently (last week) got new live rock from a local place. I think I got a few hitchhikers with it!! First are the bristle worms I looked into those and I am undecided what to do with them (any...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    Hi guys, Just wondering if anyone can help me identify this star fish and if so have any information about its suitability for a reef tank, diet etc. Thanks
  13. For Sale /Trade or Buy
    I'm looking for some nuisance starfish those small ones that breed like crazy I'm looking to grow them. Ide like get a few of them. Lemme know thanks
  14. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    Hey everyone, I just got this new piece of coral from my LFS and I can see a bunch of these little legs on it everywhere. It doesn't look like a worm to me... more like a starfish tentacle but I haven't seen the body, just the legs. There are like 4 or 5 in diff places. Its hard to see but its...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    OK, so I am wanting to get a sea star but I don't want one that is going to get HUGE:rotflmao: So here are my questions: *what is the smallest starfish kept in captivity? *How big does it get? *what size tank does it need? *does it get along with other creatures? Any extra tips would be VERY...
  16. Crustaceans
    I was just wondering if anyone could tell me, My marble sea star has pinkish red stringing stuff comming out of his center. I am hoping he will be okay as he has just arrived. If anyone knows about this please help!
  17. General Reef Discussion
    not sure if this is a star fish, missing a leg maybe ?? any help would be appreciated thanks
  18. General Reef Discussion
    I have a sand sifting star fish that seems to have its legs starting to disinagrate and and just today 2 of its legs seem to have fallen off about halfway. I read a little about this happening when the star fish has first been put in but i have had this for about 5 months now.
  19. Crustaceans
    I thought this guy was cool and got it from my LFS today, 6 legs and a nice color to add to my reef tank. The question is do I need to feed it? and what?
  20. Northeast Florida Marine Aquarium Society
    Looked over to were I had my yellow jackets zoo to find him over them pulled him off to find just one baby yellow jacket left. I also found a small one few inches over and removed him also and most likely remove anymore when theres a chance. He is a little bigger than a penny.
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