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Question Serpent Star tank setup?

What would be the minimum tank setup you would recommend for keeping serpent stars? I know they do best in well established aquaria but I want to breed them without all the hassle of having to buy all the live rock and coral and such. Would it be fine if I just put them in a well cycled tank with some live rock or must I go the whole nine yards so to speak and establish an all out reef tank? Thanks!

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Re: Serpent Star tank setup?

I don't think they are very demanding.They feed on detris and hide under/in rocks just about all day/evening(rarely seen).They scavge for food at night. They're water needs to be "reef quality" as traces like calcium ,magnesium and the such are necessary for growth.They need consitent good/high quality water (reef).Do you know how to breed them? Or planning on getting lucky.They call them "brittle stars" because they very fragile(breakable).They are commonly found among hitchhikers with live rock.Id guess many reefers with LR have them ,even if they don't see them(nocturnal).I know I had(only seen a couple times ) a few in my 75(haven't checked tanks nightly activity in a while).



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Re: Serpent Star tank setup?

Darn, I thought I was going to read about a new movie, serpent stars..........I am a freshie and had no idea what you were talking about...
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Re: Serpent Star tank setup?

@coralbandit: I am researching how to breed them but it seems I may just have to get lucky. :/

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Re: Serpent Star tank setup?

noble eitherway.Breeding of marine is harder than freshautolinker.com autolinking image as food for fry is more demanding(rotifers).Inverts could be even more diffacult.Cleaner shrimp develope eggs every time they molt,yet even assuming you have a male the % that reach juv/adult is like 1%(probably even less).Brittles aren't endangered or rare so have at it!If one can do we all can learn.My pipe fish spawn every week,I have never seen fry ,But I think my feather dusters are spreading(see lots of little stumps ?) Good luck and enjoy!



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Re: Serpent Star tank setup?

breeding those stars will be too expensive to be worth it cuz they will more likely not spawn within their whole life during captivity. I would just keep some in a tank as a clean up crew and hope they will spawn.

I know this sounds crual but you can try to cut them down the middle and it might become two stars. If you cut off a leg from a starfish, the leg can grow into another star. Now this is a 50/50 survival chance.
Starfish can reproduce using fission under the right conditions.

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