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  1. MouseMan

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    Hi guys I spotted a star in my tank and need help identifying it. Safe or not [​IMG][​IMG]
     
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    safe(harmless) but they multiply like wild fire.
     
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    So my coral safe rit?
     
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    yip your corals are safe. they are algae eaters. not the best but they are cool to have. and like Butcheman says, they multiply like weeds
     
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    yes, they are safe... up to a point. If in sufficient numbers they will become opportunistic and eat some corals. They normally eat the biofilm algae growing on the glass and that is where you will see most of them. I had thousands, and they ate up my cheato ball. Got 2 harlequin shrimps and they took care of them within a relative short time span. So much that I had to sell the harlequins because they run out of food.

    Think they also bother Monti and some SPS, if their numbers are too high. Others can confirm here, as I got a softy system. They did bother my Pipe organ coral which is a LPS. Just keep an eye out on them.
     
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    Also have noticed a few in my tank lately
     
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    I'll keep a lookout for them. Thanks guys
     
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