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Old 01/05/2011, 05:57 PM   #1
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small black 6 legged starfish in live rock

hey whats up guys, had my rock in the tank for about a day now and noticed a few 6 legged small starfish/worm looking guys roaming around. i have counted 3or4 already. they are about an inch from tip to tip are blackwith white specs or stripes on the legs.

any idea what these are?

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Old 01/05/2011, 06:03 PM   #2
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brittle starfish... great for your tank!

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Old 01/05/2011, 07:19 PM   #3
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You luck SOB.

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Old 01/05/2011, 07:48 PM   #4
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brittle starfish... great for your tank!

I have these guys in my live rock when I set up my tank about a year ago and now they have recently over-populated my tank. I can see legs sticking out from almost every nook and cranny within the live rock. In fact, lately I find anywhere from 10-15 stars in my filter pad when I change out weekly...It seems at night they let go into the water column seeking sparser grounds, I presume. I have been giving them away to local reefers.

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