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  1. riyadh

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    I found this last night, and was too slow to remove it. Is it safe? I read it is a micro bristle star and they are great detrivores. What do you guys think?

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    I have loads in my tank, living in the LR cleaning.
     
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    All good:thumbup:
     
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    Yes. It is a micro brittle star. And yes, as mentioned, it is good to have.
     
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    cool, thanks guys.
     
  7. Dorry

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    I have a hole invasion of them. For a few months i whats them closely they clean the pincushions frog spawns all corals after they close not even a vacuum cleaner can clean them the way they do.:)
     
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    I found one of them on a frag I purchased last week and placed it in the dsb
     
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    S2 if it is the green one you did a wise decision. The green one get huge. The others are grey color with stipe on the legs. They ok to put them in your tank.
     
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    It was grey in colour just figured the dsb would be the best place for it
     
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    When you see him again put him in your tank. One thing i know they very fragile. If you take it out in sit it in bucket of sea water without oxygen next day its dead.
     
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    Would they cause any damage in a dsb and do they reproduce asexually
     
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    They are all over my tank ALL good
     
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    No they do not cause any damage. Leave it.:)
     
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    nope, they are awesome creatures to have in your DSB area.

    Place one or two smaller rocks on the sand for them to stay in. Or some empty shells. Even your bristle worms would like a home to stay in. And the copepods as well.

    Not sure if they are asexual or not. I got loads so easy to find a mate.
     
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    They can reproduce sexually and asexually through regeneration.
     
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