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Dallasguy23
06/23/2017, 01:19 PM
Can anyone please tell me what this is?? I spotted it on my glass and it's moving really slow.

Celtic_Fox
06/23/2017, 01:39 PM
Asterina starfish (Missing a couple of legs at this time)

Dallasguy23
06/23/2017, 02:02 PM
Asterina starfish (Missing a couple of legs at this time)

Thanks for the information!! Are they good to keep in the tank?

kamuii
06/23/2017, 03:30 PM
if you have any coral, i recommend getting rid of the little guy... i've heard that they like to eat corals!


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gogo7
06/24/2017, 01:07 AM
not all asterinas are coral munchers... that one looks harmless... they do graze algae.
i wouldn't worry .

AlSimmons
06/25/2017, 04:07 PM
I'd remove the starfish as well.

Until somebody can distinguish the good Asterina starfish from the bad ones without a doubt, I'll continue to treat them all as bad. :thumbdown

norfolkgarden
06/25/2017, 04:39 PM
I'd remove the starfish as well.

Until somebody can distinguish the good Asterina starfish from the bad ones without a doubt, I'll continue to treat them all as bad. :thumbdown
+1

And they grow to plague proportions.

When I finally started learning about how some of them are bad, I ended up taking over 300 out of our 75 gallon tank.

I started with 7 two years earlier.

I still occasionally find one a month that I need to get rid of.
I do it as soon as I see it.


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