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Old 11-02-2003, 05:08 PM   #1
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Help me identify these stars and urchins

Here is the fist starfish I think maybe it's a red sea star like on this link:
http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/p...=23&pCatId=578

The other 3 little guys I'm not sure about. My LFS said they will eat what they come across and I feed a blendermush to the entire tank. Do I need to actually target feed each of these?
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i know there is a certain knob star fish that eats reefs, hope yours isnt one of them
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Old 11-02-2003, 05:14 PM   #3
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i know there is a certain knob star fish that eats reefs, hope yours isnt one of them
I'm sure with my luck mine will, probably have to get rid of it when I get corals down the road. I tried finding out what they were before I bought them a little while ago but couldn't find anything so I figured I'd at least keep them until I start buying corals etc.
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There are harmful urchins as well. I dunno if that's one of em' but WOW how beautiful.
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Old 11-02-2003, 05:38 PM   #5
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Without seeing the top of the first star, it looks much like a Fromia sp. as well. Quite reef safe.

The urchin looks like a pincushion species... Primarily an algae grazer but this type will strip coralline quite quickly. I would also not trust it in a coral reef tank.

The last pic very much resembles a Fromia milliporella as you've already found.

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