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Checked out MASApedia and could not find anything.

What Starfish are Reef safe and don't get HUGE
 

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No insomina, just too much poker.

Very cool STAR. Any idea, his/her species
 

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Do be careful with starfish - many of them are sand shifter types that scavenge food in the sand bed, unless you have a large enough and mature enough sand bed they will very slowly starve to death, this can take up to a year depending on species.
 

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So if I run no snadbed, STARS are out of the question
 

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Brittle stars are most probably your best bet. They will live in the rocks and scavenge on just about anything.
harlequin shrimps will eat starfish so if you have one try not to have stars in your tank.
 

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Looks like a Fromia spp (Marble star). Feeds mostly on sponges. The Linkas are reef safe however they are quite difficult and sensitive to keep alive.
 

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Cool ?

They are cool with starfish. I'd also second the notion to go for a brittle star. Ophiolepis superba is cool choice aka Banded brittlestar. I'd be carefull with Ophiolepis echinata(green brittlestar) as they tend to ensnare small fishes when they get bigger.
 

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I have two Ophiarachna incrassata in my predator tank. They are so voracious that even my eels do not mess with them when they grabbed a lance fish to swallow whole

 

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They are cool with starfish. I'd also second the notion to go for a brittle star. Ophiolepis superba is cool choice aka Banded brittlestar. I'd be carefull with Ophiolepis echinata(green brittlestar) as they tend to ensnare small fishes when they get bigger.
my lfs calls the green brittle star the "green death" but at least with the brittle star is that they are easier to keep alive as they will eat prawns or baitfish
 

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Very cool STAR. Any idea, his/her species

Fromia species by the look of it, linkia are also reef safe but need a lot of detritus to be happy for long. The local cushion star are probably your best bet as they are small and pretty much stay that way, cant remember the latin name tho.
 

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