I was posting on the other link on AA and didnt know different people were on this one too.
Inland Aquatics confirmed that they are "Asterina sp stars" but like someone said above, only one of many types will harm corals. I usually find them on the glass or on rocks but never near the corals. If anyone has corals they are worried about I would keep it in the refuge or just ask me to leave it out of the kit. I could throw in a couple Margarita snails or Nerites.
It's good to know the scientific name now so I can change my ad to be more accurate.
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. Now that I'm no longer sick, I'm more available.
MrsPeel - if I cut the kit in half it would not reduce the value of it much. The main value is the diversity of species not necessarily the quantity of each. What I try to offer is an amount that is almost guaranteed to sustain a breeding population in your system. Somebody recently mentioned a website that offers mysis in lots of 100's, 1000's and 10,000 for cheap. All I can say is that unless you went out and bought that Mandarin before you had a pod in the tank -- nobody needs to buy that many. My point is that quantity is not as important as diversity. If you wanted less quantity, we could talk about your system and determine appropriate extras I could add for more diversity.