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SJinNJ
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I don't keep salt water fish. I was at a new doctor's office today and they had a huge salt water aquarium. Most of the fish I could make out, a yellow tang, a few clown fishes, but there was this thing I couldn't. It was all red, with four arms, sort of like a spider, maybe 10 inches long from arm to arm, on the bottom of the tank. It was under alot of rock, so I could really never get a good look at it. What is it?
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Shinigami
 
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EditedEdited 02-Mar-2010 05:39
10"? That's pretty huge. My first guess is an arrow crab, but I don't know how big they get. Arrow crabs, are kind of spider-like, though.

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SJinNJ
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Maybe I should added more info. It had four arms, each about 4 inches long. In the midlle was a sort of egg shaped body. Whatever it was there did seem to be any armor, like a crab. it's arms sort of just waved and it seemes to move on the little current there was.
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brandeeno
 
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EditedEdited 02-Mar-2010 18:38
was it a fish or some kind of invert? from your description it sounds kinda like a lion fish but i'm probably totally off!

http://www.pbase.com/tmcope/image/75378513&exif=Y

(you'll need to copy and paste for some reason the link isn't working).

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Shinigami
 
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A red Brittle star...? I'm having a hard time imagining what you're trying to describe.

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EditedEdited 04-Mar-2010 04:04
Okay could it be one of these?
http://www.seashells.org/identcatagories/starfish.htm
Or the frogffish in this link?
http://www.richard-seaman.com/Underwater/Indonesia/Lembeh/Highlights/index.html

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