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Old 07-14-2008, 08:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have lots of them. Mine are reef safe never bothered any of my zoas.
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Old 07-14-2008, 09:54 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I have lots of them. Mine are reef safe never bothered any of my zoas.
You got pic of them?? And what do they do???
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Old 07-15-2008, 04:22 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I guess they do what every starfish does. Roams around the tank.
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You got pic of them?? And what do they do???
They are small white star fish , some have multi color some are tanish or off white. Most ppl use them to feed harly shrimp.
also some of those stars can be coral predators, not sayiing the ones marki has are

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I guess they do what every starfish does. Roams around the tank.
roam and eat lol
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You got pic of them?? And what do they do??? - Now that is funny.. Totally made my day.. thanks!
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You got pic of them?? And what do they do??? - Now that is funny.. Totally made my day.. thanks!
hahah you welcome. I am glad I can make you laugh...
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Old 07-20-2008, 08:26 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Want or dont want?
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I had mine for over a year with lots of zoas and my zoas are constantly growing. So according to me mine are reef safe. Sorry no pictures but if you google it tons will show up.
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Sorry, I'll pass..
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Get a Harly to eat them.... you'll be glad you did.
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Talk about the asternia star fish, this morning I woke up, I saw one on my glass.. Should I remove it or just keep it.. So far there's only one.. Hmm I wonder how I got it..
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Ok, here is my take on this.. Keeping asterina star fish is completely up to the tank owner. Reason: Size ------ What do you mean? Well, have you ever looked at your tank and seen the pink florescent streaks on your rocks? Maybe sometimes? What that is, is where the asterina ATE THE CORALLINE! Now for larger tank this is not really a problem as the tank is huge and the asterina has plenty to eat other then the CORALLINE! However, in a smaller tank like my nano we prefer to have as much coralline as possible and watching the asterinas devour the CORALLINE and leave white calcium in its place just sux. Now if there is an over abundance of them even in a larger tank you might want to thin it out a litte.

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Old 07-24-2008, 10:38 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Get a Harly to eat them.... you'll be glad you did.
I would but then it will eat my other starfish as well and i would hate that to happen. And they you have to feed them starfish all the time and dont want to go to LFS around my way cause i dont support their fish abuse and dont want to go out of my way to feed the Harly's if you know what i mean.
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Ok, here is my take on this.. Keeping asterina star fish is completely up to the tank owner. Reason: Size ------ What do you mean? Well, have you ever looked at your tank and seen the pink florescent streaks on your rocks? Maybe sometimes? What that is, is where the asterina ATE THE CORALLINE! Now for larger tank this is not really a problem as the tank is huge and the asterina has plenty to eat other then the CORALLINE! However, in a smaller tank like my nano we prefer to have as much coralline as possible and watching the asterinas devour the CORALLINE and leave white calcium in its place just sux. Now if there is an over abundance of them even in a larger tank you might want to thin it out a litte.

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thats new to me that they eat coraline. does anyone else experience this? Not that i dont believe you but i would want another input on this one.
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I have quite a few and rarely see them on my rocks. Mostly out at night scouring the glass.
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yes they eat Coralline.. and what mynd says is wrong about "if you have a big tank its not an issue " my display is 120gal.. i had a few stars in there.. then an explosion!!! they wiped out most of the coralline on my rocks and back glass.. i was pulling out 30 to 50 a night . i was forced to get harliquins. which isnt a bad thing as they are very beautiful but they aint cheap either. they are the most common hitch hikers on live rock. now if you have harliquins this wouldnt be a bad deal as once they eat all the stars you would have to buy stars to keep the shrimp alive.
which is what my issue will be in a few months.
if wanted i will post pics of the damage they will do..
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yes they eat Coralline.. and what mynd says is wrong about "if you have a big tank its not an issue " my display is 120gal.. i had a few stars in there.. then an explosion!!! they wiped out most of the coralline on my rocks and back glass.. i was pulling out 30 to 50 a night . i was forced to get harliquins. which isnt a bad thing as they are very beautiful but they aint cheap either. they are the most common hitch hikers on live rock. now if you have harliquins this wouldnt be a bad deal as once they eat all the stars you would have to buy stars to keep the shrimp alive.
which is what my issue will be in a few months.
if wanted i will post pics of the damage they will do..
Ditto. I have the exact same problem. 120g tank. First just saw a few and then an explosion. Pulling out 25 - 50 a day off the rocks. Did this for a week and a half. Then it went down to 10 - 20 a day for another week. They replenish their numbers every two to three weeks at which time I pull them out again. You can see the little spots they leave on the rocks from where they were eating away the coralline algae. I hate those little suckers.
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i wish theyd eat the coral line on my glass,they i wouldnt have to scrape it of.
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