serpent stars

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    mariobrothersleeve squirrel

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    I got a serpent star with my tank about 3 months ago, i believe he is eating my cuc. Ive got alot of shells laying around and today, he was on top of my larger hermit. I broke it up and my hermit is fine. The serpent is setting in a bucket right now. They are kinda creepy too, i really dont want him and im sure that my tank is to small for him and thats why hes after my cuc. He ate my 5 min old nudibranch too.
     
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    salt_for_brains Alabama Reefer VIP Member

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    That doesn't sound like any serpent star I've ever had that sounds more like a green brittle-----What color is it? Can you post a pic of it? You could always throw it in the sump as well.
     
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    My sd card too a crap on phone..... It is a brown to maroon in color
     
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    Hmmmm, other than the green brittles I've never known the serpents or brittles to be stone cold killers usually just scavengers. If yours is doing all that I guess it has gone rogue.
     
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    Im not kidding, ive got 50 shells on the bottom of the substrate, ive stayed up late trying to find on whats happening, i figured my tank doesnt provide enough food for him and now hes in survival mode
     
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    More likely is that your hermit crabs are assassinating the snails for their shells....serpents are not aggressive but a hermit will kill a snail in a heartbeat....

    I hate hermit crabs....
     
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    I have a red brittle that I have seen eat fish. Anything can happen (thought it may seem unlikely)
     
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    MitchReef reef noobie, since 1986

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    Brittles yes, but serpents no so often....I still suspect those stupid murdering hermit crabs....
     
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    I am prohermits. Go hermit, they are fun, hermits, hermits, hermits.
     
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    MitchReef reef noobie, since 1986

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    They are just too clumsy....and when I was trying to catch stinking Gorilla Crabs all I could catch was hermits!!!!

    But those days are behind me!!!!
     
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