[Cuttlefish]: FF218's Cuttlefish Reef

Fishfreak218

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Oh, I was under the impression that marine inverts should be the staple diet and not marine fish.
Anyway,
here are some updated pictures... they moved into the display tank!!!
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proper name for the knobby

I absolutely love those orange, "knobby" star fish for ceph tanks. They are like having a bright piece of coral that cleans the bathrooms (or for the guys, better than a French maid :sly:). Do you happen to know the proper name for them as I frequently recommend them but only know the common name.
 

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You know, I did a search and couldn't find it, I just pray it isn't a coral eater since this tank will hold most of my "designer corals" (the small amount that I have :lol: )
 

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Fishfreak,
uhh, you may want to remove it! They do tend to eat corals. When I make my recommendation, I always warn this ESPECIALLY if you have a giant clam. It does not mess with my gorgonians and left the Kenya pretty much alone (however, pencil urchins will eat Kenya and other softies if they don't have enough to eat). They are great for most of what you keep in an octo tank but NOT what you CAN keep with cuttles.
 

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I will differ completely with that diagnosis (the picture and description look correct) and would suggest that it is hearsay rather than experience. I still have my original 3 and they thrive in the octo tanks. There is NO question that they are meat eaters (there is a picture in Octane's thread where the two in his tank went after the shrimp in a ball that 'Tane ignored) and my warning about giant clams is from experience (I've had the first one for over a year - prior to Octane inhabiting this tank - the other two were acquired because the first did so well).

Greg, the one thing I found after your post with the proper name, does say "low light" and makes me wonder if that makes them doubly suitable for an octo tank as mine are visible all the time. I had tried the "recommended" stars several times, only to have them dissolve so I stayed with serpents only for several years. When Ken sent me a freebie, common star and it survived, I reconsidered trying Caribbean starfish. I saw the Knobby during my visit with Ken after the last TONMOCON and had him send me one, then two more :biggrin2: but he also feels that they are not particulary safe around corals.
 

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