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Blindf8th
07/25/2016, 08:48 PM
Did not know where to post this, but I wanted to see if these little white star looking things all over my zoes are friendly or not? Thus far they do not appear to be hurting anything, but I wanted to get a second opinion.

AlSimmons
07/26/2016, 08:51 AM
Foes. :thumbdown

http://www.coralpedia.com/index.php?module=Gallery2&g2_itemId=384

Blindf8th
07/26/2016, 08:54 PM
Thank you for the info. I checked on the link provided, but I did not see anything that resembles the star fish like things in my pic.

Do you know the name of them by chance so I can figure out how to get rid of them?

Thanks

AlSimmons
07/27/2016, 09:02 AM
Oh, my bad. I had a hard time seeing the stars in question yesterday and I just assumed you meant Asterina stars. After another look it appears they're just harmless brittle stars. (Ophiuroidea)

http://www.lionfishlair.com/hitchhiker.shtml

mav3rick478
07/27/2016, 01:33 PM
Harmless mini brittle stars, they actually are helpful and a delicacy for wrasses.

Blindf8th
07/27/2016, 08:49 PM
Thank you both for your assistance :thumbsup:

650-IS350
08/04/2016, 03:07 PM
tiny brittles are good scavengers

jesstabby
08/07/2016, 10:42 PM
Brittle stars good...asteria stars bad...very very bad for zoas...u look like u are in [email protected]