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Baby Brittle Starfish

By: melev | Tags: | Comments: 0

Above, you can see the arms of Baby Brittle Starfish. These come in many colors and sizes, but usually they are less than 3" from tip to tip. My reef is packed with these little guys who keep it clean of detritus. They do try to catch floating foods during feeding time, as I can see their little arms coming out of every crevice. For a sense of scale, the coral above is a closed up Star Polyp colony. They do not grow up to be enormous like other Brittle Stars. Reef-safe.