Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Reef Aquaria
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 04-07-2012, 06:33 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Fish noob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 145
I have a 60g cube that's been cycled for about 2 weeks (after a 5 week cycle).

Today I noticed 2 VERY small starfish stuck to the glass. One appears to have six legs, the other 5 legs. They are white and about 1/16" across. What are they? i plan on having a reef tank- what should I do with them?
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	image-4223790794.jpg
Views:	51
Size:	86.5 KB
ID:	87480   Click image for larger version

Name:	image-1940540301.jpg
Views:	53
Size:	101.3 KB
ID:	87481  

Click image for larger version

Name:	image-2879039022.jpg
Views:	59
Size:	127.3 KB
ID:	87482  
__________________

__________________
Fish noob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2012, 06:36 PM   #2
SW REEF 18+ YEARS
Community Admin
 
melosu58's Avatar



Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Virginia
Posts: 38,249
They are asternia stars. I have many in my tank and they have never caused any problem in the 14 yrs I had them. They will reproduce by dropping a leg and then growing another star from that.
__________________

__________________

SITE ADMINISTRATOR

You can view many of my fish and corals in my photo albums in my profile.

View my tank


AA Community Rules|AA TOS

Forums 101 - posting, accounts, basics
melosu58 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2012, 06:40 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Fish noob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 145
Quote:
Originally Posted by melosu58
They are asternia stars. I have many in my tank and they have never caused any problem in the 14 yrs I had them. They will reproduce by dropping a leg and then growing another star from that.
Thanks for your help!
__________________
Fish noob is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
starfish

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Okay, here it is! Prettiest fish showcase! Illusion4 Show Off/Photography 380 06-02-2013 01:09 AM
When will this guppy give birth? chris87 Freshwater & Brackish - Breeding 37 06-04-2012 12:48 AM
What is the longest you can vacation and leave fish alone? Online Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 16 04-08-2012 10:27 AM
What could this be? joshpwolf Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 3 04-07-2012 06:52 PM
Lost my cockatoo cichlid this morning twoodrough Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 1 04-07-2012 06:43 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:47 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.