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this starfish ok?

Discussion in 'General (Hobby Related)' started by seanndenise1, Nov 28, 2007.

  1. seanndenise1

    seanndenise1 Inactive User

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    seen this starfish in my tank today and wondered if its ok or not, its about the size of a dime andgrey colored.
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  2. RobynT

    RobynT Inactive User

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    I have hundreds of the little boogers in my tank and while they don't seem to hurt anything in my tank, they are weeds.  If I was you, I'd get rid of it.  When I found the first one (hitchhiker) I thought it was cool.........
     
  3. covey

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    Harmless

    Robyn that is just an excuse to get a Harlequin shrimp
     
  4. xroads Veteran Reefkeeper GIRS Member Sponsor

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    Amen I love the harlequin shrimp but that is all they will eat. Get a few out & put in your sump so that the shrimp will always have a breeding population. I will take a few next time we get together even.
     
  5. Marcus Wood

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    I have them and can't keep zoas because of them. It's my understanding that it's difficult to tell the difference between the safe and non safe versions of those little guys.
     
  6. Marcus Wood

    Marcus Wood Inactive User

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    Here's a pic and thread link found on RC.
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    http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=1241296
     
  7. tibbs2

    tibbs2 Inactive User

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    There are good asterina stars and bad ones. I have them too, though not in the quantity that you have them. I guess the only way to tell if they are bad is if you catch them eating the coral.
     
  8. RobynT

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    Mine don't seem to bother anything....but me that is.  I go through spells where I manually remove them as best I can but they are worse than rabbits. 
    And I thought about getting a shrimp but then I would have had to provide them with food after they had done the deed.  Plus, I've added two Fromia starfish since then.
     
  9. seanndenise1

    seanndenise1 Inactive User

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    ok thanks everyone, im gonna get that little sucka and throw him in my sump.
     
  10. Guest

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    i have a number of them in the tank and i havent seen any damage from em...
     
  11. Guest

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    Mine don't hurt anything and I can actually watch them expel their stomachs and clean glass. I figure them in as part of my clean up crew.
     

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