Originally Posted by rossv
What kind of starfish do people usually use?
The cheapest they can get - usually chocolate chip stars. I've been considering off an on gettign one o try and control my asterina population. They aren't hurting anything per se. it's just annoying that I feel like I have to scrape the glass to get them off so things look clean. Of course, I bought a blue linkia a few weeks ago, so I'm sure one would prefer to eat that first. I've also know folks to cut off one arm at a time to feed, and keeping multiple stars in the sump and hoping it regenerates between feedings.
They're beautiful animals, but I don't think I can justify the work and expense of feeding for myself.