Can someone confirm the id of this starfish for me?

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  1. Dlaria

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    Can someone confirm the id of this starfish for me?

    LFS said striped brittle star, but I'd like a confirmation. I can't find one that looks like it on the internet. Brittle stars are supposed to be reef safe, but I want to double check.

    http://youtu.be/b9zn8Xd21G0

    Is it a serpent star? A type of brittle?
     
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  3. Charl_Stanhope

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    its a banded serpent stafish. As far as I know its a scavenger{even eats fish poo) but in small tanks will eat slow or sleeping fish as well if there is not enough food for it to eat. Shouldnt eat fish. maybe someone else can confirm whether its reef safe or not but ill put it in the reef safe category. The only one I can thionkl of is the green serpent.
     
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    All brittle stars except for the green one is reef safe. Do a search on here for green star of death or green death star, cant really remember what it was called. The green one is not reef safe but the tiger is.
     
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