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Old 06/14/2018, 01:07 PM   #1
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Unidentified Star Fish Spawning?

I have had my aquarium up and running for a few years now and noticed one of my hitchhiker starfish do something a bit strange. It climbed to the top of one of my corals, flipped over, and extended itself up as high as it could go and squirt a white liquid out. Below is a picture of one that has been running around the tank. Sorry about the poor quality, they are fairly small.

Would this be the starfish's version of spawning or something else?

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Old 06/14/2018, 03:47 PM   #2
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Certainly sounds like spawning behavior.


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