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    100's if not 1000's of brittle stars

    Always something new with this hobby... this time I noticed about 1000 brittle starts in one of our holding tanks... I've seen many of them before... but never this many... I can see at least 2 stars for every square inch of my sub... has anyone experienced this before?

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    Senior Member aquamann's Avatar
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    no but ill take some. you know some free ones just for being me:

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    When I clean my pumps and other stuff in my sump, I usually pull out 10 to 20. I have a few, but nothing like you have.
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    I want some free one or some really cheap one if you will ship them i will pay for shipping

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    there is a type of brittle star that reproduces quite nicely in captivity- I find a lot of them when i'm pulling out hair algea from nooks and crannies, they are always really small and sometimes all over, like ALL OVER, and sometimes there aren't very many. I don't know what they are called...One of the cool and sometimes bad things about doing a lot of importing is that you tend to have a constantly replenishing biodiversity.
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    You should place a picture on this so we can see

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    If these are the little white ones that are about 1cm across, I have hundreds but they don't grow much bigger.
    The only thing two reef keepers will agree on, is what the third reef keeper is doing wrong!

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    sounds right to me, but just to clarify, we ARE talking about true serpant brittle stars, right?- tiney, round body with long stringy arms. NOT the irregular star shaped buggers... Both can reach huge population densities- I'd prefer to have the serpants, though!!!
    Matt.

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