Is this little guy good or bad?

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  1. matkirk

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    Hi all, I've one week into cycling my new reef tank. All is looking good but his morning I noticed this little guy on the glass (must have hitchhiked on the LR). I have attached a pic, looks like a tiny white starfish. Do I leave it or get rid of it asap?

    Thanks.

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  3. Vleis Visagie

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    Hey Hey,

    They good, but they can spread all over you tank. They chow algae off the glass. hehehe

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    I had loads of them. Their numbers came down a lot after introducing a harlequin shrimp.

    Some guys do have issues with them, but it seems more to be the dark blue type that could cause issues. The white ones seems harmless.
     
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    True, i also read the blue ones can nip on your corals
     

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