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Old 08-17-2006, 09:42 AM   #1
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Starfish?

This came with my frag order, It looks like some sort of starfish ? Was wondering what type and if its a good or bad or should I remove It?

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Old 08-17-2006, 10:46 AM   #2
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Looks like a species of asterina star. Good or bad? Yes and no. Some depends on what's in the tank. Some species are just algae/detrius grazers but there is one that may feed on the tissue of sps corals. Figuring out if you have that species could be alot trickier and may just take trial and error. They also reproduce quickly. As with any nuisance though, limiting their food source should help with that.
Here is a profile I did on them but I would also suggest doing a google search to see what you come up with. HTH

http://www.fantasyreef.com/database/...d=1&item_id=15
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I have about a hundred in my tank. I call them micro stars but they dont bother your corals as mine stay on the glass and rock.
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Wow 100!! My wife is getting upset about 2 or 3 of them, I'll tell here you said no problem.

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