Starfish?

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    dragonet123

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    Hi, I was thinking about putting a starfish in my aquarium. But I do not know how to take care of it! I was planning to get a sand sifting starfish. Could you help!

    Thanks!
     
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    salt_for_brains Alabama Reefer VIP Member

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    I would not recommend a sand sifting star. This starfish is better left in the ocean. Please do some reading up on them before you pull the trigger on one.

    Brittles ( stay away from green) and serpents are good to have. They are good additions to your cleanup crew. Just my two cents.
     
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    I agree with Nick, avoid the sand sifting star it will end up starving in your tank and you will never see it.
     
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    I have a tiger serpent sea star, it's dark brown with tan stripes going down its arms. It doesn't burrow, but its is nocturnal so it spends the day time underneath my live rock. Serpents are reef state, stay relatively small (arm to arm won't go much over 1', but the body doesn't get big at all), and eat all sorts of detritus. He gets pretty active when I feed, as he'll crawl out in order to grab food. Probably my favorite invertebrate.

    They aren't really tough to care for, just realize it's not something you'll see all the time.
     
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    Serpents are great additions, as mentioned above.
    Mine come out to eat when i feed the tank.
     
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