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Old 04-08-2010, 12:42 PM   #1
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Pondering...where do the critters come from?

Probably a silly question, lol, but where do these random critters come from? I just found an Asterina Star on my glass that appeared out of no where (I assume they are ok?). The tank and LR are 6 weeks old.

It seems like suddenly random things just happen to grow in there, which is cool, but I wonder where they come from. I know from the LR and all, but are they once dead things that magically come back?
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Old 04-08-2010, 12:55 PM   #2
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No magic. They lived thru the cyling or curing of the rock. Or, adding a coral here and there attached to rocks brings in more critters.

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Old 04-11-2010, 04:28 AM   #3
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My nano had been running for probably about 8 months and a baby black urchin showed up! I did have an adult in my tank but moved it to my brothers once it got too big. If it was a baby from him/her then its a miracle it survived as long as it did... he was in there for about a month then disappeared.. i later found his skeleton circle thing he only got to be about the size of a pea
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Old 04-11-2010, 08:48 AM   #4
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It comes from the magic rock!
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As mentioned already it comes from your LR and attached to different corals. I even got a fish from one of my corals.
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It's pretty wild how things just randomly pop up. That's what makes SW so danged cool.

Got another asterina star in there today. Ill probably be moaning about them soon.
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What fish was it Mike?
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