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Old 05-04-2012, 9:26 AM   #21
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Updates will be on my build thread...I'm also reaching out to some very experienced, and professional keepers...
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Old 05-04-2012, 11:54 AM   #22
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I agree that for most of us, they are something that should be left in the sea. But, to someone who has the knowledge, skills, time and finances to do it, I know it can be done. From what I have seen of your posts I believe you would be one of those people. I hope one day I could do the same but know that now is not that time. Good luck and I will be watching the progress. :-)

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Old 05-04-2012, 1:52 PM   #23
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Thanks!!

Unfortunately, I just found out the "red one" is one of the most difficult of all the types!! So, I will try hard with this one, and of I fail, I'll try a different one.
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Old 05-04-2012, 6:02 PM   #24
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Reds are hard to keep at first you mainly nead to find a food it will filter I would try a bunch of different things sum will take to rods original others to oyster feast (your after the liquid from these 2 )
I have never herd of one that would take to the off the shelf coral foods that were not fresh sum Times they sit for to long. wen you find a food it likes its feathers will extend in to the watter vertical wen they start to die they shed them I was only able to keep one for 6 months before he died

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Old 05-04-2012, 7:07 PM   #25
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Welcome to the world of azoo
Reds are hard to keep at first you mainly nead to find a food it will filter I would try a bunch of different things sum will take to rods original others to oyster feast (your after the liquid from these 2 )
I have never herd of one that would take to the off the shelf coral foods that were not fresh sum Times they sit for to long. wen you find a food it likes its feathers will extend in to the watter vertical wen they start to die they shed them I was only able to keep one for 6 months before he died
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Good luck Ralph, I hope you figure it out and keep us posted on your progress either way. On one hand, these types of animals should be left in the ocean but on the other, if we all adhered to that logic, we wouldn't have reef tanks at all! Just happy to see this one is going to someone that is attempting to keep it alive...

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Old 05-04-2012, 8:08 PM   #27
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Good luck Ralph, I hope you figure it out and keep us posted on your progress either way. On one hand, these types of animals should be left in the ocean but on the other, if we all adhered to that logic, we wouldn't have reef tanks at all! Just happy to see this one is going to someone that is attempting to keep it alive...
I agree, some things should be left in the Ocean...

Maybe, I'm wrong for buying this animal, but I am doing a lot of research as we speak....unfortunately, the red is the hardest...oy vey!

Anyway, I have a great support network already, big time, helping me find a food and requirements....
I'm close...

Don't know if it will live, though, but I will give it all...
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Old 05-04-2012, 8:28 PM   #28
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Can we move this to my build thread? Might not be appropriate in the future...

I have some updates here:

http://www.atlantareefclub.org/forum...151#post763151
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I agree with Schwaggs. For the average Joe (or Rich as the case may be) it is deffinately better left in the ocean. But over the years, a lot of dedicated people have taken difficult livestock and figured out how to care for them. Through these efforts, many items that were "Too difficult to keep" are now common place to the novice like me. If it wasn't for serious people making the attempts early on, that wouldn't be the case now.

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I'd say feather stars are a lot like leopard wrasses and butterflies. You are taking a risk with any animal like this. Some will acclimate to an aquarium, some won't.

The first time a saw a feather star, was in Ron shimeck's pocket guide to invertebrates. He says that they will not do well in captivity. However, things have changed a lot since that book was written. New foods are available, ULNS are being maintained, and filtration is way more efficient.

I wouldn't think twice about trying one(other than space). I think I could keep one alive.
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Found out that these have shrimp that host on them. Ralph does your have a shrimp near the base?

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Since I am the new owner, I'll just take where he left off..


Before feeding
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During feeding
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I actually got to watch him send the food all the way to his mouth. If anyone knows how the feeding process actually works, this is very entertaining.

It looks like the particle is on a tiny escalator, gliding down to the mouth.
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Sweet! Get get ready for some water changes! :-) good luck!
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Wow! What a difference. :-)

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Just did another successful feeding session. I've found that it really likes the nutramar ova. If I had a good enough camera and macro lense, I would take a video of the food being taken to the mouth.
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That is pretty cool!

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That is pretty cool!
Thanks! I am thinking that mine is an exception, and not the rule, but I'm really tempted to get a second and maybe third... Maybe some different colors

I'll give it a few months to make sure this food is sustaining It or not
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This is really awesome, thank you for sharing!!

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Can we get an update on this? since it has been a good number of months.... =)

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