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my green brittle star is not hanging around under rocks instead he is hanging on top of rocks and moving around the tank a lot during the day. I did just check my calcium and it was pretty low could this have been the cause of the wierd behavior?
 

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fwiw, i feed my green brittle....DAILY.

i buy squid and sea scallops, chop them into slices about 1/4" wide and 3/4" long. pretty big pieces, but then my brittle is about a foot across now too.

but, he's never messed with a fish yet, and stays under therocks in the daytime. cruises the tank at night.
 

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neon golby

i think it has already eaten my golby it disappeared. My tangs are missing it, it was such a good cleaner the tangs waited in line to be cleaned each morning. i have tryed spot feeding my tangs are aggressive fish and they steal it away from him, he has been eating myh hermits and turbos also.
 

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when i spot feed, i hold the food in my hand, and wait for him to come take it, and get a firm "wrap" on it with and arm. it'll then dissapear under the rocks and eat it.

my hand and arm in the way, are usually enough to keep the fish at bay, until he has taken the food in.

hopefully trying this could work for you as well
 

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when i spot feed, i hold the food in my hand, and wait for him to come take it, and get a firm "wrap" on it with and arm. it'll then dissapear under the rocks and eat it.

my hand and arm in the way, are usually enough to keep the fish at bay, until he has taken the food in.

hopefully trying this could work for you as well
 

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Maybe I'll try squid and sea scallops! Not much phosphate in that! ;)
 

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If you buy "people seafood" be sure to rinse them well - because they WILL contain a lot of phosphate, the food industry uses a lot of preservatives on seafood.

Jenn
 

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:eek: Phosphate Phosphates everywhere!
 

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tanks for your help, I have a black brittle star also but I never see him much just a leg every now and then. I will try making sure he gets food and see if this helps
 

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A black one! Cool!
 

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tangcrazy said:
tanks for your help, I have a black brittle star also but I never see him much just a leg every now and then. I will try making sure he gets food and see if this helps
these are great to have in the tank, i have one way over 12" across. they have a very small central disc. not able to eat the larger prey that the GBS can. the black ones generally just hang an arm out in the water column and catch small pieced of food that hit it or lands near it.

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yea my wife did not believe he was in the tank, because she never sees him then one night I went in the livingroom with a flashlight and he was out, Libbly jumped out of bed and came runnung to see him. He is really kool.
 

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Green brittle stars need to be target fed and as they grow they need to be fed accordingly! Keep them happy and your inhabitants will be safe and happy as well!:)
 

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that was the problem, I have been hand feeding him and he is back under the rocks and not roaming all over the tank. He is not hanging off of the rocks. thanks for all your help
 
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