c est ma Posted November 15, 2005 Share Posted November 15, 2005 I bought a small rock with a couple of rics on it yesterday and was thrilled to find a brittle star hitchhiker! (Sorry for the photo quality--taken through scratched plastic wall of quarantine tank...) Notice tips of arms coming through holes around the edge of the rock: Here's a slightly closer shot--notice pretty pattern on color bands: It seemed to me I was seeing a few too many legs! Well, today when I turned the rock over I discovered that there were in fact 2 stars! This is the smaller one (and some blurry arms of the bigger one): As soon as the rock was overturned it began to scurry back to the crevice the bigger one occupies: I'm afraid this is one of the worst quality pictures, but you can see both stars in it, the bigger one is obvious and the little one is in the middle bottom: I would be most grateful for any information anyone has on these. From a forum search last night I learned that except for the green spp these stars are considered reef-safe. Anyone know the name of this species? Any idea on why they would be together? (Someone I consulted suggested the smaller one might be male--is that possible?) Any good threads or websites on brittle stars you can suggest? Thanks, --Diane Link to comment
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