Starfish ID

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  1. Warr7207

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    I have looked all over and cannot find a name for this starfish. Please help.

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    Could be a spotted linka.
     
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    Warr7207

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    Thanks, I have checked out the linka, but couldn't find anthing that looked like this creature.

    Are there loads and loads of different varieties and subspecies ?
     
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    Linckia multiflora?
     
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    Yup thats the one.
     
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    Thanks for the info
     
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    hey I have the same one. I saw it on a rock on monday night..... Must be a hitchhiker from live rock...
     
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    You are REALLY lucky if you get such a hitch-hiker - they cost between R80 & R100 at some LFS's :)
     
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    I have no idea where mine came from as it wasn't on my LR I added to my tank, unless it some how buried itself ????

    I saw the same species selling for R250.00 :p
     
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    The thing to watch with starfish - they are scavengers, and if you see them climbing up the sides of your tank it generally means they are hungry - i piece fish/cockle/prawn buried in your subtrate or tank floor will stop them starving - if you have no substrate - take it to an lfs - they might buy it or swap it for something.
     
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    Thanks for the info
     
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