Tiger Striped Serphant Starfish

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  1. Charlne

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    Hey people.

    I would just like to know if a serphant starfish will eat Shrimp..(peppermint,fire leg, cleaner etc)

    Are they reef and invertrebrate compatable.

    Thanks.
     
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    Saltwater Aquarium Invertebrates for Marine Reef Aquariums: Serpent Sea Star, Fancy Tiger Striped
    Tiger-Striped Serpent Sea Star should be fed small pieces of chopped meat, shrimp, mussel, or fish.

    So, I guess there will be two types of shrimps in your tank if this guy is in there.
    The quick and the dead.... :whistling::lol::whistling:
     
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    ive got one and ive never had any difficulty with shrimp or fish. its nocturnal and stays pretty deep in the rock work but i see it often and i use bristle stars as a major part of my CUC.

    that link shows them to be a peaceful scavenger of meaty foods and Id agree with that, i dont think it will take out a living shrimp.

    A green brittle star on the other hand is a very active hunter.
     
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    they are reef safe, i have 4 in my tank
    the feeding suggested by most sites is incase your tank is clean they will need food as they are scavengers
     
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    Ok thanks guys....
    So its all fine if I put shrimp with the tiger striped serphant sea star.
    What if when the shrimps are moulting won't they be vulnerable...
     
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    your shrimps will be fine:) they molt pretty quickly in any event :)
     
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    I have 6 cleaner shrimps and 10 crabs and never lost one, the serpent stars are nocturnal, so if your tank is new with very little fish waste, when lights go out place a small piece of krill or fish near where they are and you will see them hunt it down
     
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