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  1. CheriS

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    Found this on one of my live rocks last night. Any thoughts? It's about 2mm maybe 3 in diameter.

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    it looks almost like a tiny feather star...
     
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    It does yes. Thought the same
     
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    Jap we had a similar one here in the store...
     
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    :thumbup: Feather star, Very cute! lovely to watch feeding :biggrin:
     
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    Wow, that's so cool! :thumbup:
     
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    does it move? or retract?
    looks more of the fan worm species
     
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    I will have to watch it some more to know that. Doesn't make the cup form though like the other fan worms in the tank. It's flat. Like a starfish with way too many legs!
     
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    If you want to watch it feed, add some liquid food like MicroVore in.
    Or if you have flakes or any other hard food you can use a little water from your system and mix it up into liquid food and target feed, you should see it do something :)
     
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    We get hundreds of black and red ones here, around 10cm. Very tough to keep alive though...they need constant phytoplankton feedings.
     
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    So it is a Feather Star??
     
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    Yep, appears to be.
     
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    Do feather stars retract into tubes? This one did. But then it doesn't look like the little fan worm I have either...mmm...
     
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    The fan worm in my tank. Little bit bigger..

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    Not exactly into a tube, But they retract there arms into little balls close to the mouth.
     
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    Really interesting. And do they move around?
     
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    Feather stars do move around yes...
     
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    Fascinating. Thank you!
     

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