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Old 09-01-2004, 04:51 PM   #1
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THis starfish bad for my clam?

I got 2 of these guys on my clam when I brought the clam home...
One went off on it's own the other like to hang out on the side of the clam... Here is a pic..
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Here is a good little hitchhiker FAQ. Lots of info on common critters found hitchhiking.

http://www.reefs.org/hhfaq/pages/mai.../faq_rock1.htm
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Old 09-01-2004, 05:18 PM   #3
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Here is a good little hitchhiker FAQ. Lots of info on common critters found hitchhiking.

http://www.reefs.org/hhfaq/pages/mai.../faq_rock1.htm
Thanks but already searched, found nothing on clam hitch hikers..
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Did you check the star out page 3? it sounds like the one you got.

http://www.reefs.org/hhfaq/pages/mai.../faq_rock3.htm

If you can't ID any critters and are unsure if it's good or bad I would remove it from the main tank until you can get a positive ID. Better safe than sorry.
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Talked to the LFS where I got him. Theres a bunch of these stars in his show coral tank... Where he keeps the clams for sale. So he said dont' worry about it. If he's got em in his coral and clam tank then I'm not worried about it.
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Check out the GARF website to make sure that its not one of those starfish that they claim eats corals...
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Yep I started with about two now I have about 100.
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I think they are pretty harmless unless you have zoos. I believe that these stars (that constantly loose arms) might be a reason why reefers who kep zoanthids are noticing that their zoo colonies are closing & slowly dieing.
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I think they are pretty harmless unless you have zoos. I believe that these stars (that constantly loose arms) might be a reason why reefers who kep zoanthids are noticing that their zoo colonies are closing & slowly dieing.
REALLY?
Ok then they are coming out then !
DAM, I kinda liked em...
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