brittle star?

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    i have many micro brittlestars but is there a reef safe brittle star or serpent star for my tank or do they just grow too big for my 10 gal?
     
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    I think pretty much every seastar gets too big until you're in the 40-55+ tanks. I want one, too, but I may be a little undersized.
     
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    alot of things i want are too big for my tank so only choice is bigger tank but that aint gonna happen for a long time so guess be happy with wot i got.thanks kyle just wanted second opinion as i thought tank too small:thumbsup:
     
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    Speaking of brittlestars, a guy at my LFS said that brittlestars can actually catch and kill fish. Is that true? I assume that meant when the fish are hiding in the rocks, as brittlestars usuallly hide under there.. I have a 60gal & my brittle star is getting big They will put out their feelers when they sense movement coming buy.
     
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    The green brittles can be very aggressive and be fish eaters. I've always had the brown ones and have never experienced them catching or killing a fish.
     
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    Thank you. How would I know if my brittle is too big for my 60gal tank?
     
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    when you walk past your tank and trip over the brittles legs on the ouside of the tank:D
     
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    wish i could have one still for my 10 gallon.yes i know everyone i need to upgrade:(
     
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