Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Reef Aquaria
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 02-20-2015, 04:53 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Maridia's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 480
What kind of starfishes are these?

I have had these guys for a couple years. They came as hitchhikers. Not sure what kind they are or how big they'll get. Anyone know?Click image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByAquarium Advice1424465596.047492.jpg
Views:	129
Size:	184.8 KB
ID:	264893Click image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByAquarium Advice1424465616.754783.jpg
Views:	125
Size:	184.8 KB
ID:	264894


Sent from my iPhone using Aquarium Advice
__________________

__________________
Maridia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2015, 04:55 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Maridia's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 480
Oops, put the same pic twice, meant to have this one. Click image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByAquarium Advice1424465737.017474.jpg
Views:	134
Size:	167.0 KB
ID:	264895


Sent from my iPhone using Aquarium Advice
__________________

__________________
Maridia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2015, 05:32 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Gregcoyote's Avatar



Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Columbia, Missouri
Posts: 8,320
Asterina starfish

http://reefkeeping.com/joomla/index....efkeeping-101-


Sent from my iPhone using Aquarium Advice
__________________
Gregcoyote is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2015, 06:31 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Fleetwood PA.
Posts: 168
They aren't an issue unless they get crazy, at one point I had about 100 in my 150. I had some that were eating zoa polyps on frags I had, they never went after the colonies but they would hit my frags pretty good. I got a single harlequin shrimp and he cleared them up in about 2 months. I still have a population of them in my sump so I pull 3 or 4 a day out and throw them in the display.


Sent from my iPhone using Aquarium Advice
__________________
JonathanG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2015, 11:28 AM   #5
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Maridia's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 480
Thank you all. I always wondered what they were and thought they might get bigger. I'll try to not let them plague the tank as I do have a coral. Thanks again.
__________________
Maridia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2015, 12:41 PM   #6
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
mr_X's Avatar


 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Fairless Hills, Pa.
Posts: 17,895
Send a message via MSN to mr_X
They don't always eat coral. It's just something that happens occasionally. They are very easy to remove if you have trouble with them.
__________________

__________________
thanks,
Doug
mr_X is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
fish, star, starfish

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
What kind of Crabs are these? Spazz67 Saltwater & Reef - Identification 14 10-20-2008 08:45 AM
starfishes in love? artur Saltwater Reef Aquaria 3 04-14-2008 08:52 PM
What kind of fish are these? nosebleed Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 5 10-02-2005 10:30 PM
What kind of Pods are these? tacosalad Saltwater & Reef - Identification 1 02-25-2005 02:25 PM
What kind of angels are these? Talon242 Cichlid Discussion 8 05-20-2004 06:21 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:52 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.