Proud Starfish mommy / daddy

Discussion in 'General Discussions and Advice' started by MichelleVDM, 28 Jul 2014.

  1. MichelleVDM

    MichelleVDM

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    So my brittle starfish had babies... when this happened i am not sure, but when doing a waterchange and some moving around of the rock I found some of the little guys . So now my only concern is, as I am having an issue with some cyano in the tank which i was thinking will clear up with regular waterchanges, what will my alternative be now as I am worried I will lose the little dudes in the waterchanges?

    Anyway so pics:

    Mom / Dad

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    Babas:

    Little one i caught off algae ( he is on the right)

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    Little arms poking out from the rock

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  3. Ebi Omer

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    Hi there.

    Bristle stars usually come in through corals woth rocks etc.. You shouldn't worry about losing too many imo
     
  4. Gesiggie

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    In general, brittle starfish are quite hardy. They will go with the flow. They will even regenerate a lost limb. So you can continue your water changes as planned, It will not have an adverse effect on them.
     
  5. MichelleVDM

    MichelleVDM Thread Starter

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    Ebi, these corals and rocks have been in my tank for many months, so i think it must've been my star that had them. Thank you for your advice, yours also Gesiggie
     
  6. dallasg

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    those look like micro-brittle stars, very common and very good to have.
    while i dont believe the larger brittle star had offspring, it would be nice to think so
     
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