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Old 05-25-2014, 10:19 PM   #1
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Coral, beginner!

Okay I just got some corals. They are amazing but I watched a video and this guy had little starfish that eat his coral. So I was wondering if these starfish are harmful to my corals!Click image for larger version

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What coral is this aswell.
If you read this and had any advice plz share!!!
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Old 05-25-2014, 10:24 PM   #2
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Not harmful at all . Last coral is a hammer coral. Easy, hardy coral
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Okay thanks so much
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a lot say they are harmless
I beg to differ
yes those little stars can be harmful but only if they get a taste for coral
I lost a whole tank of coral mostly zoa's and softies to those so called safe little stars
I havn't seen them hit on LPS or SPS basically softies are there targets
they also just become a pain in the butt I always siphon them out as fast as I see them cause they multiply fast
I hate them to a passion
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I've had them for 15+years and never had any issues with them. They help to clean off the back glass. I love them with a passion. Not discounting 54seaweed experience. I sure it happened. There just is no absolutes in this hobby. Nothing shocks me anymore.
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a lot say they are harmless
I beg to differ
yes those little stars can be harmful but only if they get a taste for coral
I lost a whole tank of coral mostly zoa's and softies to those so called safe little stars
I havn't seen them hit on LPS or SPS basically softies are there targets
they also just become a pain in the butt I always siphon them out as fast as I see them cause they multiply fast
I hate them to a passion

I've heard this a few times, I imagine it's a different species of the same family.
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Old 05-25-2014, 11:34 PM   #7
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I've had tanks they did nothing bad in, and in others I've seen then eating zoas, now I just put them in my sump when I find them

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Old 05-26-2014, 01:18 AM   #8
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Okay thanks for the advice. I also need one more thing! Do you know what coral this is?Click image for larger version

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Looks like a half dead lobophyllia?? Did they sell you that as healthy?
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No I just got itq😩
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