Please help ID this...

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  1. ChrisRaubs

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    Hey there guys/gals!

    I saw this "thing" in a LFS on Sunday.... Is it reef safe? Are there any specific care requirements?

    I think it's very pretty,:p and if its safe and moderately easy to care for ill definitely get it...

    There was a bright red one, a more maroon coloured one and a small green one...

    Sorry for the fairly bad pic quality... The glass was very scratched...

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  3. Visser

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    Crinoit feather star!
    Very difficult to keep long term!
     
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    Feather starfish or crinoid.
    They don't survive in captivity, rather leave it.
     
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    Feather star, don't buy it, as beautiful as they are their survival rates are extremely dismal.
     
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    Needs to be fed a couple times a day with planctonic foods.
    Can be found all over our coastline!
     
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    ChrisRaubs

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    thanks soo much guys!

    what a pity! they're such beauties!
     
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    yeap indeed, a shame as they require gentle flow, our local ones kept at the aquarium are fed rotifers, artemia and phyto live. they survive well but never thrive
     
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    worse to see them for sale :(
     
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    Yes, its definitely a pity! Stunning creatures!
    I have seen a tank thread somewhere of someone keeping only crinoits, but he was a real expert at keeping them!
    Take my word... They are extremely difficult to keep! Even more difficult that gorgonians & other nps corals!
     
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    it is a beautiful specimen, so glad us newbs have the more experienced guys to call on when we are not sure of something. :peroni:
     
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    Had one lasted about 3weeks then the leaves just started falling of and just disintegrated... they should just leave them in the ocean.
     
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    Hi ChrisRaubs, can you sent me a pm please at what LFT. My point is it is going to die any way in the shop. I bye them and try to see if i can keep it alive. At lease some one try. Phythoplankton not a problem for me.
     
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    Please dont buy them. If no one bought them they'd stop takimg them out the ocean. Buying one just ensures another will die
     
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    Just remember, when you keep on buying specimens that should not be in the trade with the reason " going to try to save it" will give the shop that brought these in the idea that there is a market and they will keep on bringing them in.

    It's the same as the guys selling puppies on street corners saying if you dont buy them they will kill it. If nobody bought the first puppy from these @ssholes the second @sshole would never have seen it as an opportunity to make money.
     
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    @ RhrisRauds, thank you i find out who. and some peace of advice. I keep you posted om pm thank
     
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    Please, please for my sake for the love of the ocean. No more import off any kind will make me happy. All LFS close down then our reef and ocean will be save.
     
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    That is a bit extreme. Although justifiable in some cases I suppose.
     
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    459b at this stage i still working and talking to this shop and explain it for them, they not ignorant they know no one will probably stay alive. I let you know and if i decide i take all try my best and donate it to Shaka marine world. I pm you when and what i decide.:)
     
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