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Old 01/11/2008, 08:21 PM
Mental1 Mental1 is offline
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That sinking feeling ...

I have an abundance of brittle stars. They are making frags sink! What do you do to compensate? Just pick stuff up periodically and fill the holes in?
Old 01/11/2008, 08:52 PM
addicted4life addicted4life is offline
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What are your frags located on ? Do you need that many brittle stars ?
Old 01/11/2008, 09:16 PM
Mental1 Mental1 is offline
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I have an acan and a scoly on the sand that I am concerned about the most. I have some rics that were on a clam/oyster that a brittle went under, it sunk and then starved because I was dumb. They don't bother with the small frags. The stars are very happily reproducing in my tank and came with the rock. I never added one! I saw all these little half inch white things sticking out of the rock -- it's baby brittles! I bet I have more brittle stars per square inch of tank than anyone. Guess I could catch a few and sell them/give them away....
Old 01/11/2008, 09:20 PM
jedimike jedimike is offline
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I have a neon green wrasse that loves brittle stars... pack them up and send to me or get a neon green wrasse
Old 01/11/2008, 09:30 PM
NYIntensity NYIntensity is offline
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If they multiply too quickly, they can become a nuisance in your tank. I'd find something to eat them (like jedimike said), or start picking them out.
"Quidquid latine dictum sit, altum viditur"
Old 01/11/2008, 09:51 PM
jennmac415 jennmac415 is offline
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i had a sixline wrasse that completely devoured every one of those in my tank...
Jenni AKA "Reefmama"

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