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    Can anyone tell me what this is? I know the one is a brittle starfish but are they something to be concerned about cause i have lots in my tank, they breed like rabbits.

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    Brisstlestars are good
    The algae is red bubble algae and can spread really fast. Best to remove it now
     
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    thanks for the reply, will remove the bubble algae as soon as i get home.
     
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    the starfish will spread all over. Their population depends on how much you overfeed. They are a very good part of your clean up crew.
     
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    Hi Riaan Thanks for the reply, do you know if the starfish will kill snails maybe
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    nope.
    Will not bother snails.
     
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    Ok cool thanks, so something ells is killing my snails.
     
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    How many snails and how big is your tank? Do the snails have enough food?
     
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    I have a Magic Wave 37 Liter, I had 3 turbo Snails and 1 Snail I don't know what kind but ill attach a old pic as well, I would say they have enough food my Tuxedo Urchin also died this weekend...

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    looks like the underside of a topshell.
     
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    37L is a bit small for urchin, unless you got loads of algae.
     
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    The snail has like a pyramid shell i don't have a pic of it, i had lots of algae specially red cyano but its gone now. doesn't look like
    i have any algae in the tank accept the ones that is on the glass...
     
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    Yip, sounds like a topshell.

    The whorls are not very much defined almost smooth one to the next, unlike a turbo where there are a definite groove between each whorl.
     

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