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wBRODEY
08/22/2006, 09:51 PM
I just checked out my 210 gallon reef tank for the last time tonight. Halides off and acitinics on for another hour. I found my blue linkia sea star out in full view and it appeared that he was on top of my lettuce nudibranch and definitely seemed to be either unintentionally smothering it - or full on eating it. ??? anyone have any comments? Do Linkia eat sea slugs?
Thanks for any imput.
Wyny

LaloV.
08/23/2006, 12:04 PM
Linckia stars do not eat slugs.

The only thing i can think of as a explanation is that maybe they were only fighting or bothering each other.

Avi
08/23/2006, 02:05 PM
Blue Linckias won't eat a nudibranch. Mine frequently drapes itself over something in the tank...could be a zoanthid colony or some other coral in the tank. It's apparently common behavior as I've seen photos of that. I wouldn't worry about any harm being done.