Star Fish ID

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  1. Gummi Bear

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    Hi Gents ,,,
    I saw this star fish at a LFS ,,,
    Wanted to know what type of star this is and if they are reef safe ?

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    The LFS said Green yellow starfish
     
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    If he calls it by its colour i dont know how much i trust it. Also looking at that crushed coral substrate i'm not sure as well.

    I dont know the name of this one, there are too many types but i am more familiar with the fromia, linkia and brittle stars and i dont think its a fromia, definitely not the others. But, based on this guys appearance, he may be safe. Does he move around fast? If it does you might need to worry as some of the faster ones wack fish while they are sleeping. Does it bury itself in the sand at all?

    If you dont know what type it is its better to leave it alone. But answer what questions you can and see what other reefers say.
     
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    Google the name and see what you get. I don't think it's reefsafe...
     
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    Very Scientific:lol:

    Looks like a cushion starfish to me
     
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    green yellow nopped star fish I just called the LFS
     
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    Never heard of a green yellow KNOBBED seastar but its possible. If a KNOBBED seastar, not reefsave , they are carnivores
     
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    see definitly better not to touch things you dont know about :D
     
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    i did knot know kabout the knobbed starfish:razz: Well done tobey, thats the first time you've been right in a long time :p
     
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