Baby stars emerging from live rock.

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  1. Porra

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    Hi guys so over the weekend I filled my tank and put my live rock in the tank and a part from the aptasia (I think) when I got home from work today I found 4 very small starfish. Can someone please help me ID them and tell me if they are a pest or cool to keep. uploadfromtaptalk1410203319061.jpg

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  3. Porra

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    Probably Asterina. Apparently some are bad but to most people they are only a pest as they multiply like crazy. Generally harmless.
     
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    Should I remove them?
     
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    only in plague proportions would they be a bother. Will find them mostly on your tank sides eating the biofilm developing on the glass
     
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    Remove everyone you see if you ever you get zoas or acans they can chow them aswell as coralline algae but there are different asterina stars. As mentioned above they multiple to plague proportions.
     
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