Brittle star problem or not?

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    Every time I vacuum my tank I seem to vacuum up brittle stars. Tonight I found 7 very small stars is this a problem? Should I save them or just dump them? I have been saving them because I thought they were special but now I wondering if they are a problem. Thanks saitoking
     

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    Go ahead and keep them, they are great members of your cuc.
     
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    I'd save every one of em I noticed. But thats just me.
    Those micro-brittles are great little scavengers so are great additions to your CUC.
     
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    They are good. If there is too much, as in it creeps you out, then you can get rid of it. Otherwise I would reccomend that you keep it. I for one would want them.
     
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    Thanks guys for the info. saitoking
     
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    Definitely keep them. Wonderful members to have in your CUC!
     
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    This weeks vacuum pulled up these 6. The longest is about 1 inch across, the smallest is very hard to see with the naked eye. There seems to be many of them. I vacuumed about 10 gals a week and always find 4 to 8 each time. I also find small shrimps and worms like things too, should I try to keep all that I find? Thanks Saitoking
     

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    Your probably Vacuuming up Copopods and Amphipods. Also so wonderful members to have in your Tank. My Mandarin Dragonet is a Copopod Junkie!
     
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    MitchReef reef noobie, since 1986

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    micro brittles are sweet....they are definitely good guys....
     
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    Angelajean I know that I don't know

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    Micro brittles are fine, but I will never have another big one that you buy from pet store.
     
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    Keep them!!!!
     
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    My harvest for this week I think I am getting more and more. Funny thing I have never saw one anywhere in the tank just when I vacuum. Thanks saitoking
     

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