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Old 10/16/2017, 01:04 PM   #1
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How long can brittle star live?

I got two brittle stars (serpent stars) 7-8 years ago with Tampa Bay Saltwater live rock. They still seem to be going strong. Anyone know how long they can live?

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Old 10/18/2017, 12:15 PM   #2
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Many years if looked after well. My oldest and first brittle star is at least 19 years old - that's how long I've had it (probably 6 months to a year when I brought it).

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Old 10/18/2017, 12:54 PM   #3
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They typically live until they die.

Wow, both 7-8 years and 19 years is phenomenal! I would never have guessed they might live that long!

- Ken

Current Tank Info: 240 gal Fish-Only, 13-gal w/ clowns
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