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Old 04-08-2012, 02:14 PM   #1
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Need ID on sea star, algae, and others

Can anyone ID the sea star I found on my live rock. I would say it was a brittle sea star but it has 6 arms! Also there is some sort of tube thing growing on it along with a pink little sprout I think it is too small to tell but I'm not sure. Also does anyone know what this orange algae is?
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Old 04-08-2012, 02:20 PM   #2
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Old 04-08-2012, 02:22 PM   #3
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Old 04-08-2012, 02:54 PM   #4
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The starfish looks like a brittle star. The arms vary I believe, but not sure.
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Old 04-08-2012, 03:26 PM   #5
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Mini Brittle stars often have odd numbers of legs. Nothing to be concerned about. I've seen them with 2-7.
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Old 04-08-2012, 05:03 PM   #6
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7 legs!!! that is a lot. Thanks. Do you know what the other things are?
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Old 04-08-2012, 07:36 PM   #7
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Defiantly Mini Brittle.. I've herd there good to have.. The other pic is kinda hard to see but maybe some sort of tube for worm
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Yeah, I can't get a good enough look at the "tube thing growing on it along with a pink little sprout" but that sounds like a mini feather duster to me. Just filter feeders.
"Orange algae" sounds like... well, orange algae. LOL Probably a low light species of coralline algae. I had a lot, but anything above the halfway point in my tank has vanished, to be replaced by pink.
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