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Old 11-17-2012, 12:09 PM   #1
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Asterina starfish

Is there a fish/anything that will rid an entire population of these? I'm under the impression they're not bad for your tank, but I believe they are the culprit of making my coralline algae go bye bye 8-( Anyone else share my disliking for these?
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IMO Triggers and some Wrasses will eat them. They seam to over populate then die off when interduced to a tank.
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Old 11-17-2012, 12:49 PM   #3
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Ehhhh I have a 6 line, but no triggers its only a 55... I'm getting a kole tang when I switch to my 75, you think he will eat them up?
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Old 11-17-2012, 01:00 PM   #4
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I just put my six-line in a couple weeks ago, and I've seen him picking at the little ones, but not the bigger ones. Just pick out some of the bigger ones and he may help keep your population in check......
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Old 11-17-2012, 01:01 PM   #5
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Do these asterinas eat coralline?
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Old 11-18-2012, 11:33 AM   #6
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Some can. Keep an eye on your coralline spots.... if you see missing centers then the asterinas are munching.
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Old 11-19-2012, 08:14 PM   #7
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Pretty sure the centers are gone lol... How do I get these outta my tank?? Is there a way other than manually removing them? I have hundreds 8-(
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Google asterinas & harlequin shrimp.....
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