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Old 02-12-2012, 06:14 PM   #1
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Starfish being eaten?

I got a small hitchhicker with my last purchase from my LFS with my snails & crabs

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Now he only has about 4 legs... Could someone in my tank be having a Lil snack?
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Old 02-12-2012, 06:25 PM   #2
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Chances are you have more than 1. I had them by the hundred at one point. Never harmed anything. Since then population is down considerably. It is called astrea star I think.
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Old 02-12-2012, 06:36 PM   #3
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Well when I bought my live rock about a month ago it came w one on it

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Which was this one ^
Which I also haven't seen in WEEKS

Then the first picture was w my snails... And after day put him in didn't see him again for 2 days n his had legs messing
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Could be multiple stars you have. Like I said I had hundreds and you could have dozens and are seeing different stars. Plus they will grow legs back. I honestly wouldn't worry about them. They are part of your clean up crew now.
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Alright thanks for the information
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Asterina stars. You have a few of them.
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Asterina stars. You have a few of them.
Yea that's what their called. Not what I said. Thanx Mr X
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I have had 2 now that I have seen n were hitcghickers
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