What type of Brittle Starfish?

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  1. dallasg

    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    hi
    i got one of these, its not a serpant brittlestar

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    Looks like Ophiure, Ophiocoma or Ophiomastix species

    Fancy Brittle Sea Star
     
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    dallasg Thread Starter Moderator MASA Contributor

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    cool, i have one :)
    Ophiarachna sp
     
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    I had a pitch black one,also really cool.When he eventually died his legs were over 20cm long.:(
     
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    dallasg Thread Starter Moderator MASA Contributor

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    this dude has about 10cm legs
     
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    Cool creature Dallas, always wanted one - any danger in a reef tank or are they detrivores?

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    dallasg Thread Starter Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Semi agro, will eat anything dead, great for CUC but if not enuff food will eat small fish. I feed him daily
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    Thanks bud, and glad you staying in the hobby - nearly had a hernia when I saw the tanks for sale today after all the effort you put in!!!

    Marc
     
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    dallasg Thread Starter Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Lol, I know, was hard choice, but all is good and they cycling
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    Some of the brittlestars are predatory, one is olive green and more often known as "The green death" in the UK, it will stalk sleeping fish in the dark;)
     
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    Also wanted to get 1 but will get when i upgrde to my 2m cube!!!
     
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    hehe i made sure no green :)
     
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    2 metre cube, that is going be a monster, over 2000 litres, can't wait to see this :)
     
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