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Old 01-06-2005, 10:16 AM   #1
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Mystery Starfish

I have had my tank setup for about 7 months now. 55 gallon with about 60 lbs of live rock. I have not added anything new to the tanke for 2 months now. After the lights went out on the aquarium last night for a little while, i decided to take a look at the aquarium night life. I see this little star fish, about 1 inch across in size, hanging on the aquarium glass. Never seen him before so i was suprised. It was white, with what looked like brown spots. I am guessing he came hitched onto the live rock, but not sure how he woudl have survived the shipping.

Just thought I would share the story of the mysterious starfish.

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Old 01-06-2005, 10:25 AM   #2
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I had 2 brittle stars survive shipping on my LR. I see them every so often but not much. A picture would be great if you can add one.

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Old 01-06-2005, 11:46 AM   #3
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I have loaned out my camera to someone, so i wasn't able to snap a picture. And the odds of ever seeing this thing again soon are very slim, considering it took 7 months to see him the first time. I can say its not a brittle star. I did some research and could not find a picture anywhere that looks like the star. Its just amazing that almost everytime i look at my tank, i see something new.
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Old 01-06-2005, 12:47 PM   #4
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i had one hichhike on a torch coral since then the coral died and the starfish split into about 3 starfish wich i only see once evry couple weeks

ps the coral didnt die from the starfish
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