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Old 02-03-2013, 07:32 PM   #1
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how do I get rid of asterea stars

what eats these pesky lil stars before they kill my corals

went to pluck a few out and there tenticals are about 2 inch long wrapping around everything

will a harlequin eat these things
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Old 02-03-2013, 08:39 PM   #2
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Those don't sound like asterea, I have tons, no tentacles , never hurt anything
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Those don't sound like asterea, I have tons, no tentacles , never hurt anything
Agreed... As annoying as they can get they dont have tentacles and are harmless...

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Here's a couple about 3/4 of the way up, a couple inches apart.
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Tentacles? You sure they're not just little brittle stars? Because they're harmless and a good addition to your clean up crew. If they're the little white/gray starfish, they're bad. Either way a harlequin will eat them. But that is all harlequins eat so you'll have to provide future starfish for the shrimp to eat
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no these have tenticls there fast too tryed grabbing one with the tweezers and it took off fast

i'll try to get a pict
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I got a pict not very clear but I highlighted the star and tentical
theres one on each leg but this one was really detailed in pict
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That looks like a brittle star to me. Don't kill it they are good to have I have tons in my tank
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You will only pull the legs off if you can catch it and it well just grow more.
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no I don't think these are brittles theres just so many that came from nowhere
guess I'll pick up a Harlequin tomorrow
to bad I couldn't just rent one lol
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Old 02-03-2013, 09:45 PM   #10
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Brittle stars a really skinny legs



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All you will see is the legs kinda, hairy looking like mine in the pic

They reproduce like crazy I have tons I have some that are more white
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