Good or Bad????

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  1. Zandy

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    I just purchased starfish and he is all well, then about 2 hours after adding him to my tank i see these tiny (looks like starfish babies) stuck to the glass of my tank. They seem to have 6 legs but do look alot like baby starfish. What are those ? Or should i remove them?
     
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  3. roderigo

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    Is it white with thin legs or is it thick legged and does it look like one of the legs are shorter than the others ?or a pick can help to bud ?
     
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    Most likely micro bristle stars that came with.

    But as they say, a picture says a thousand words
     
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    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    One short leg means asterina starfish, I doubt they came with the new starfish
    They can be pests but keep an eye on them
     
  6. Zandy

    Zandy Thread Starter

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    Ok so i bought a coral and a starfish so it could have come from either of them. the best pic i could get is this. I took one out and found that the shell was hard and also they look brownish in color

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    at the top.
     
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    Ok thanks so i quess i have to manually remove them, as i have a seastar now i wont be able to add a harlequin to eat them. Is there anybody who wants them for feed or should i just throw them down the drain??? (shame man)
     
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    gMAN with the plan

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    sump them
     
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    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Never kill them
    Add to sump or dsb
     
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    My Tank has been running for over a year and the amount of Starfishes in my Tank has never been more than about 10-15...always on the glass with the odd one or two on LR but never(touch wood) munched on a Coral...
     
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    I have a few of them, never had any issues with my coral and them.
     
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    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Not all pests are deadly carnivores
    What makes them pests is that they can multiply and reach infestation levels
    Majano anemones are like that
     
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    I have lots of them, no problems
     
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    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Don't you mean lots of problems :p
    Haha
     
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    Lol, nope.... They tend to like it more in the jo-jo tank though, as there are lots that side
     
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    I have 20 or so and my coral banded shrimp pics one for chow
     
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