unknown thing in tank

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  1. michael07

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    Can somebody please tell me what is this white sea star like thing on the coral? Is it good or bad?

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  3. CheriS

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    Asterina star. Looooves eating zoas
     
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    Oh and loves sps corals as well.
     
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    So I guess its not a good thing. What can I do too get rid of them?
     
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    Take it out :)
     
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    But how? Dont want te upset my corals by moving it around
     
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    If you don't want to remove it manually you can purchase a harlequin shrimp. That is if you don't have fish that eat invertebrates. They are amazing little characters to have and watch.
     
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    Are all of them bad all the time. I have them and no issues experienced thus far?

    They were on live rock purchased from another reefer shutting down a year and a half ago. He also indicated no issues?
     
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    They not all bad.....I have hundreds of them in my tanks, dont worry any of my corals.
     
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    They just a pest
     
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    I have hundreds of them in my frag tank. Zoa mushrooms ricordia's. And they do not bother anything.

    But they did eat my cheato ball. Removed about 170 from the leftover ball.

    They are opportunistic. Will find them mostly on the dirty glass, if you keep your back panel dirty. But if they run out of food, they will try something else.
     
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