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Feather Star

Discussion in 'Aquarium Discussion' started by Donna, Jan 4, 2010.

  1. Donna

    Donna New Member

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    I have introduced a green featherstar to my aquarium. It had about 40 arms but they keep breaking off in clumps. It is five days since the first breakage and the arms [tentacles] are still very active. Am I going to end up with lots of featherstars or will the nerves eventually stop and it will die???? :wacko: Donna
     
  2. danvpcommo

    danvpcommo New Member

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    Dec 13, 2009
    Feather stars are actually a worm, they use the feathered arms to filter nutrients from the water.
    As a kid I captured one but it started to look very sick after a few days so I let it go.

    are the arms breaking off or are other fish biting them off?
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    either way it does not sound like it will last long, they are very delicate creatures and I have not seen any kept in an aquarium sucessfully.

    Here is a link from the forum it seems somone has posted this already.
    seems some have had some success

    http://www.tacklebox.com.au/forums/...-society-collected-kept-feather-starfish.html

    cheers

    Dan
     
    Last edited: Jan 4, 2010

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