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Old 09-29-2004, 01:48 PM   #1
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Sea Star

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I noticed the other morning, upon waking up, that I have what I think is a sea star. I don't have a pic, sorry! But it's about 2 cm across, is off-white, and seems to have that "chubby" look that the sea stars do. I browsed a few websites, and I'm pretty sure this is what it is. I have some zooanthus and mushroom corals in there as well. Am I going to have to remove this sea star? Will it attack the corals?

TIA,

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I have never seen my brittle go near corals
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Old 09-30-2004, 06:40 AM   #3
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I've heard that these are hitchikers, and are common, though I've never experienced any in my tank. I believe they are harmless.

WWM talks about a similar thing here: http://www.wetwebmedia.com/seastarf.htm

This one has pictures: http://www.wetwebmedia.com/seastaridfaqs.htm

Perhaps they are Asterina? Maybe a Google search could help.

I rather like them.. However, my only hitchikers seem mostly bent on evil.. :|
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Old 09-30-2004, 01:30 PM   #4
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Yep, looks like it's definitely a sea star! I haven't seen him since, but I have some nice hiding areas I'm sure he's probably in. As for the species ID from that website, still not sure. But that did help verify it's a sea star - thanks,

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