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Old 06-29-2012, 10:27 PM   #1
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Baby starfish??? Idk what??

What is this it looks like a baby starfish??
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Old 06-29-2012, 10:30 PM   #2
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Yup brittle starfish. Found in every reef tank and is harmless.
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Old 06-29-2012, 10:33 PM   #3
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That's cool, it may not seem much but to me that means that my tank is so established that critters are showing up
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Old 06-29-2012, 10:34 PM   #4
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Actually its an Asterina star, but they are harmless and good cleaners, they split often and before you know it you will have many of them.

They usually hitchhike on live rock or frags.
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Pretty cool I haven't got anything new so idk I guess it just came out
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Old 06-29-2012, 11:55 PM   #6
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Pretty cool I haven't got anything new so idk I guess it just came out
Most likely, especially being small. I usually get them as hitchhikers on corals often.
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+1 Asterina Starfish. Harmless until they multiply and take over your tank. Fish usually keep them in check.
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Fish eat them??
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Fish eat them??
Depending on fish species. The most noteworthy is probably the Harlequin shrimp (spelling?). Asterinas are a main food source for them and they can quickly wipe a tank clean of them. Very interesting shrimp also.
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Yea but would they eat any other starfish like my sifter
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