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hey guys i got something at the LFS.
A feather starfish
I got it as it is so beautiful and weird.

Now maybe i shouldn't have. but like alot of you guys i am looking for strange things to stick in my tank now. But did some research to find out they are very very hard to keep. now i am fine with keeping hard things such as sun corals and stuff.
I would like your opinion on this subject.esp wee-man midasblenny should i
1) keep it
2) give it back
3) does anyone want to buy it.
 
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Mike, I think donovan is a reasonable guy. I'd phone him and ask if you can return it
 

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Starfish in general are hard to keep long term, the feather star, is that a crinoid startfish? if so take it back as soon as you can, very difficult to keep.

Good luck.
 

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Good move taking it back, I tried twice with them, really beautiful creatures but at that stage I just didn't know enough to keep them alive and they both died.

Here is a pic of the first one I had about 3 years ago.

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You know that if one of it's tentacles are cut off, it can create another creature from the cut-off tentacle.

The tentacle carries on moving and this happens for days and weeks after the cut as the new creature's structure is being grown.
 
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Ditto to what everyone said. Nearly a certainty that it would/might die.
Hey Jaquesb.I see Santamonica mentioned that he was able to keep the feather quite successfully as a result of the algae scrubber not removing the biological stuff in the water. I read that the stars really need alot of continuous food in the water wich a skimmer tends to prevent,...not that I know much,but im interested to know if it would be possible to keep one happy as a result of different filtration methods.What do you think
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They need loads of plankton, which the sea does well, but hard to replicate in closed systems
 
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Awesome creature but I don't know of anyone that has managed to keep it alive either. It's a pity though cause it's one of the most beautifull creatures in our oceans...
 
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yep i also had one which i caught myself in durban but unfortunately i could not keep it alive even though i tried feeding it coral liquid.....this is simply not meant to be kept in our tanks,what a pity though as they do look stunning.
 

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