Good day to anyone/everyone reading this. I am pretty new to this site, and i am sorry if i opened a thread incorrectly.
I have a question about my Brittle Starfish.
It is about 3.5 to 4 years old and has always been very active in my tank. (i refere to it as a 'He')
I have noticed in the last few moinths, he is still active, but his body has SHRUNK!
This is an issue to me BUT...the biggger issue to me is this...
i noticed yesterday that it seems like he was injured in some way.
One of his legs has seperated from his body. I picked him up and he acted normally as he usually does.
When i checked on him about 6 hours later, his body...split in half as it seems, and you can see inside of him.
The top layer of his..."Skin" was flapping and you can clearly see inside of him. He moved around normally and if he moved, che was able to move where all 5 of his arms were PARALLEL. like his body would stretch open. Hmm.
Now...as of today, 2 of his legs have seperated from his body and they are not attached in any way...but they are still moving, and react to when i move them. ?!?!?!
The main part of his body has 3 arms attached and the "bristles are picking up food and bringing it to his body even tho it is still opened up and can see inside. Im not sure what is going on with this little guy, but im very confused on what is happening.
This is a serious post and would like some info if someone can help me.
i have photos i was trying to take, you cant clearly see it unless you know what your lookin at. i can post them if the is not something that should be happening.
Do star fish split? Im so worried and confused!
Thank you for any and all help