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I've had a black brittle star in my tank for a couple of years now. Lately I haven't seen him around, but I haven't been worried as he usually hides under the rocks and comes out at night. He was pretty big too - about 8-9 inches from leg to leg.

Anyway, today I noticed a very tiny version of him - about 2 inches stretched out across. The legs were kinda odd too, with some being fat, and some being fat with a skinny extension. The body also seemed smaller than before.

Is this a baby star?? Or could he have lost his legs (stuck), and re-grew?

Any thoughts?

Brandon.
 

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Those arms regenerate quickly and an entire new organism can regenerate, if the broken arm is attached to a seizable portion of the disk. Brittle stars can reproduce asexually by self-division

star fish are male and female and can change genders if there are too Many of one. Learned that in grade 8
 
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