possible tank mate?

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  1. rc

    rc GPO Registered

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    ive heard that you can keep certain urchins and britle stars with octo, can you keep sand sifting stars with them also? (without them eating them)
     
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    Rockthis11 Wonderpus Registered

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    yup sand sifting stars will work. Octos dont eat echinoderms
     
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    Colin Colossal Squid Supporter

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    But avoid big jaggy urchins like pin cushions as they always jag the octopus
     
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    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    I wouldn't recommend a pencil urchin, either - nice urchin in the right place, but mine has eaten a lot of my coralline algae and doesn't really help much with the tank clean-up. He's pretty, though, and doesn't bother the octopus (except that sometimes the urchin's path leads into the octopus's den!).

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