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Old 01-09-2013, 03:21 PM   #1
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Ah...asterina starfish

These little guys are crazy. Every time I do a water change, I'll suction a few out. I found out what happens if you don't get rid of a few. As I'm sitting here staring at my tank today, I count 32 of these little guys. And I know there are plenty I can't see. I guess I'll siphon some out with my water change today. Does anyone else have these critters or am I the only one.

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Old 01-09-2013, 03:27 PM   #2
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I have not found any in my tank...yet. Lol
they look so cute but i believe i was warned against them at one time

I discovered copepods and even more recently amphipods as late as 6 months after initial setup. I do have TONS of white brittle stars tho
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I was told there wasn't much you could do other than suction some out when you do water changes. I could buy something that eats starfish but I have a black brittle star and a sand sifter that need to live. My black brittle star is about 10" in diameter now!
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Old 01-09-2013, 03:52 PM   #4
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I am battling them too... About 10 a day I pull out, sometimes up to 25. I'm considering a Harlequin shrimp. Google it... They eat starfish so if you have a pet star it wouldn't work.
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I'm getting a harlequin shrimp Fri. They will go threw the little white stars pretty quick so you would have to buy him a star every cpl weeks. We will be feeding our chocolate chip stars once he rids the little white guys.
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I have hundreds in my tank. I just leave them there. All they do is eat trash off the glass.
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Old 01-09-2013, 04:42 PM   #7
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I am on my 3rd jug of a 20 gallon change. I pulled out about 25 or 30. I still see some in there but I'm tired of going after them. Lol
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I would leave them but they eat my coralline 8-(
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I would leave them but they eat my coralline 8-(
If you don't mind having to feed a harlequin shrimp after it rids the white guys I'd say go for one.
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I have hundreds in my tank. I just leave them there. All they do is eat trash off the glass.
Amen! I prolly have a hundred on my glass right now... who care free cuc if ya ask me!
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