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Marine critter ID on live rock.
« on: September 14, 2011, 04:16:39 PM »







does anyone know wht this is i got one growing in my live rock just wondering what its called as i noticed it moves around the rock lol
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Marine critter ID on live rock.
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2011, 06:13:15 PM »
Looks like a baby serpent starfish, careful if it is, when they get bigger, they will devour invertebrates in your tank.
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Re: Marine critter ID on live rock.
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2011, 07:00:34 PM »
That pics from motorolos thread but mine looks the same

Will anything eat the little bigger just don't want him to harm my clowns when I get them



Further to that what ya think outta

Tomato clowns
Fire clowns
Or barrier reef clown ??

Let me kno guys as I wish I could have all three in my tank lol
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Re: Marine critter ID on live rock.
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2011, 07:32:39 PM »

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Re: Marine critter ID on live rock.
« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2011, 08:38:07 PM »
yeah thats what i thought it was its hard to get a picture atm as its allways got one or two legs sticking out and nomore
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Re: Marine critter ID on live rock.
« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2011, 10:08:44 PM »
its looks like a green brittle star if it is kill it asap they grow 2 foot+ and eat everything i had a 4 cm one kill a7 cm ruby clown

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Re: Marine critter ID on live rock.
« Reply #6 on: September 15, 2011, 06:28:43 AM »
Everything I've read on brittle stars says they just feed off crustaceans and don't harm any fish
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Re: Marine critter ID on live rock.
« Reply #7 on: September 15, 2011, 07:51:18 AM »
Ask Fosco.

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Re: Marine critter ID on live rock.
« Reply #8 on: September 15, 2011, 08:08:37 AM »
It is a brittle star fish, they are good for your tank gets rid of unwanted critters and left over food

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Re: Marine critter ID on live rock.
« Reply #9 on: September 15, 2011, 10:49:38 AM »
Sweet as :) looks awesome with the tentacle things lol
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Re: Marine critter ID on live rock.
« Reply #10 on: September 19, 2011, 05:33:50 PM »
they would be better in a refugium so they never bother your fish

when introducing clowns do them all at once
else they start fighting
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