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I put aquaculture live rock in from Salty Bottom Reef Company my tank, and after putting the rock the way I want it. I noticed multiple starfish, the biggest about 4-5 inches I identified to be a red serpent starfish. I don't mind them in my aquarium, but will they cause problems down the road? They survived the first 24 hours so I don't expect they will die. Btw the live rock came from the florida coast
 

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Red Serpent Stars are supposed to be pretty decent and they normally cost a pretty penny too, so you might be good to go there.
 
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Jesterrace said:
Red Serpent Stars are supposed to be pretty decent and they normally cost a pretty penny too, so you might be good to go there.
Do I need to feed it or is it going to be fine scavenging for food on its own
 

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It will eat whatever it can find .
I have several brittle/serpent stars and they scavenge all the time and catch what is floating if they can during feeding ..
I bought all mine !
Here is my 'fancy' one with balls on his legs ..He is like 12 inches tip to tip !
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I had them for years. They are good. I had mini ones I sold as a reef clean up crew with other stars and pods.
Never an issue.
 
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coralbandit said:
It will eat whatever it can find .
I have several brittle/serpent stars
coralbandit said:
It will eat whatever it can find .
I have several brittle/serpent stars and they scavenge all the time and catch what is floating if they can during feeding ..
I bought all mine !
Here is my 'fancy' one with balls on his legs ..He is like 12 inches tip to tip !
PzUOQf1l.jpg
Mine has been hiding out under a rock for about 36 hours now, is this normal? Ive seen him move around under there so I know hes alive
 

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Liam101010101010010101010 said:
Mine has been hiding out under a rock for about 36 hours now, is this normal? Ive seen him move around under there so I know hes alive
Yea they hide all time and are active more at night ..
Most of the time I only see a leg sticking out from under a rock ..
 
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coralbandit said:
Yea they hide all time and are active more at night ..
Most of the time I only see a leg sticking out from under a rock ..
ok good, and he doesnt need to be fed AT ALL?
 

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Liam101010101010010101010 said:
ok good, and he doesnt need to be fed AT ALL?
NOPE !:) You will see why they can become favorites !
He will find whatever ..You can offer him food if you like ..It is cool to watch them move food around .
 
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coralbandit said:
NOPE !:) You will see why they can become favorites !
He will find whatever ..You can offer him food if you like ..It is cool to watch them move food around .
Thanks, I appreciate it
 

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Yes you won’t see them out much. They’ll be fine.
 
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