Discussion in 'ASAP' started by nanomania, Nov 30, 2011.
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here is the pic attached
The picture is a little fuzzy but a good rule of thumb (not rule of wrist -for you movie buffs out there ) is that if the starfish has horns or spikes on it that it isnt good for a reef tank.
Another good rule to follow is that if it has thick legs/heavy body, it most likely preys on corals or inverts.
Two major problems with adding an unknown starfish to your reef-
1) Starfish are a lot like nunibranchs in that there are so many species, and most have dietary needs that simply cannot be met in the home aquarium. Many of the rest feed on our other pets.
2) If it does survive, it will most likely grow large enough to become destructive by causing damage or injury to other inverts while moving about.
it has tanticles on the top of its body. it dosent have any horns.
i just saw, when the tanticles touched the yellow zoa, it closed but then again opened after the tanticles moved. ( shape looks like Cushion Star)
If it is a cushion star i would remove it from your tank they eat coral and inverts. Starfish (Cushion) -- Exploring Nature Educational Resource
It does look quite a bit like a cushion star.
yeah i would say it is a cushion star and that it is NOT reef safe. Cool looking star though!
thanks guys, its still 1.25"
hey i dont wana remove this starfish so can i keep it in an acrylic intank hollow hanging box inside the tank(i have 1 spare)? what should i feed it? i just gave it freeze dry shrimp which i feed my crab tank but its not eating it.
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