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camaroerik21 12-08-2014 11:00 PM

New critter please ID
 
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Does anybody know what this is?
Just noticed it a few days ago rooming all around the glass..
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Thanks in advance for any info..

Sniperhank 12-08-2014 11:24 PM

Asternia starfish.

camaroerik21 12-09-2014 12:02 PM

Thanks now off to read up to see if it's good or bad..

Rutrag 12-09-2014 01:46 PM

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Originally Posted by camaroerik21 (Post 3109378)
Thanks now off to read up to see if it's good or bad..

Most are harmless scavengers, although I have seen testimonies of some eating corals. That may be a specific species that does that or it might be them eating a dying coral. I've never had the problem with them, though.

DarkUmbreon 12-09-2014 11:49 PM

There are ways to get rid of them like getting a harlequin shrimp, BUT you may need to rehome it after there are no more sea stars, unless you want to spend $6~$10 every two weeks or so to feed the shrimp, as the shrimp only eats sea stars and rarely urchins.


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