Help Identify Two "Hitchhikers"

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  1. RayZor007

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    Good Evening,
    Need help to identify two "creatures" on my live rock in my tank.
    A - Some kind of sea-star maybe? Is it good or do I remove - Saw 5 of them already
    B - Are these feather duster worms? Good or bad?
     
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    Top looks like asternia starfish. HAve heard of them getting to pest levels and sometimes eating corals, but they are generally save
    Bottom pic are featherduster worms, They good to have
     
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    A is asterina stars. Won't be any harm.

    B looks like Feather dusters. They are filter feeders and I don't think they are any harm, you have a lot.

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    Thank you for the feedback, much appreciated.
     
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    Bottom pic feather dusters bad for your tank it will take over your tank grow over corals as well
     
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    I guess it just depends if you like them or not, me I like them.
     
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    It's ok if one can't afford corals or don't want many corals it's a personal choice
     
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    Like I said.
     
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    I am with you on this one. I had two in my tank, not sure what happened to them. They are very cool.
     
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    I have tons of feather dusters in my sump, but not a single one in the display. I assume something likes eating them up there...


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    Asterina stars good to have eat algae.my sump is full of feather duster worms they do no harm and they help to filter the water.
     
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    Those feather dusters can take over if not look after. My copperband ate all mine
     
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