Thread: Green brittle star issues
08-06-2011, 09:43 PM #1
Green brittle star issues
I have one that is acting sickly aand has some battle damage from one or mre of his tankmates to his arms,3 of them to be exact,they have been bit off about an inch or so from body to just an inch from tip.I suspect a big hermit of this but have not witnessed it personally. Damage aside,he also doesnt seem to have an appetite for a few weeks now and his central disc is whithering.I drop food right on him and he doesnt really go for it anymore where he used to grab it readily.I feed him carnivore pellets and fw catfish discs so maybe he is not getting nutrients a sw critter should but he also has chances at the nls pellet and other frozen meaty offerings I drop for the fish. Today I put him in a small in tank qt so I can protect him from the crabs and make sure he is getting proper food.Today I got some nls theraA lrg fish pellets I will give him and I will make sure he is getting meaty offerings as well.
Have any of you kept these before and have you found them to be picky?
08-06-2011, 10:47 PM #2
I only have second-hand info to take it for what it's worth
I have heard they can be picky eaters but typically really like squid and sea scallops. It least that was the experiance of a friend of mine
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08-06-2011, 11:18 PM #3
Had a simlar problem with a sand sifter once. Turned out to be the chocolate chip star munching on him... You have other stars?
08-07-2011, 01:40 AM #4
No other stars.
08-09-2011, 10:50 AM #5
Well ,after 3 days in qt by itself and not eating anything offered too it I see one of its legs was off. So now I know it was falling apart itself with no help from mr crab. I euthed it last night. After some googling I found some anecdotal evidence that the mishap I had a few weeks ago with the small cooling fan could have done him in with just a little stray voltage. Apparently they are sensitive to that more so then fish. Maybe maybe not,either way the potential fish eater is dead and I will get little girl something a bit safer.