Dwarf Cuttlefish and Feather starfish/Basket Starfish?

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  1. Western_reefer

    Western_reefer Pygmy Octopus Registered

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    Can I keep Dwarf Cuttlefish and Feather starfish/Basket Starfish together? Will the Cuttlefish eat the starfish??(i know about the feather starfish/basket starfish, I'm in a Azoox forum)

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Cephdoc

    Cephdoc Vampyroteuthis Registered

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    As far as i know they are very compatable. I have a blue feather star and am currently raising 8 Sepia Bandensis. The basket star im not so sure about. As they are cool they have a reputation of eating things when they come out at night. Whatever gets caught in their arms usually gets eaten or dies.
     
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    CaptFish Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    I'm not a cuttle keeper but from my reading Cephdoc is right and they are 100% compatible
     
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    cuttlegirl Colossal Squid Supporter Registered

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    Cuttlefish will not eat the star... they only eat crustaceans and fish.
     
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    Thales Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    The possible issue I see is if this is an NPS system. There are water quality issues and heavy feed issues and various strategies for 'cleaning' the water that could be problematic, but my gut feeling is most of them should be fine. I would worry about using LC though - not sure what effect it has on cephs.
     
  6. Western_reefer

    Western_reefer Pygmy Octopus Registered

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    Oh, okay. Thanks for all the help everyone!! :)
     

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