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Old 10-12-2006, 06:58 PM   #1
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What type of star do I have???????

I got a new starfish today, the guy at the lfs called at a red knoby (??). The first picture is a better representation of its true color, the second picture was taken from the top of my tank.



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Looks like a Red Knob Sea Star. The African Red Knob Sea Star requires a large aquarium with ample supplies of live rock. A small specimen will eat algae. As it grows older, however, it is not reef compatible, as it will eat soft corals, sponges, tubeworms, clams, starfish, and other invertebrates.
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Thanks Roka.
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Here is some info

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Thanks Melosu, I had also found it on http://www.peteducation.com
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That is a beautiful star by the way!
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It is very beautiful, unless you have a reef tank.
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It is very beautiful, unless you have a reef tank. uh_oh
Thank you. I guess it is a good thing that I only want a FOWLR tank. His color didn't change from the lfs to my house, but over night it has deepend into almost a maroon red. I'll try to get more pics up later.
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