What is this?

Discussion in 'ID Needed' started by Dean76, 18 Jan 2010.

  1. Dean76

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    It is very small only about 3mm to 5mm big. Any idea on what it is to me it look like a tiny star. Help in identifying it would be greatly appreciated.
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    Definitely a star fish of sorts. Cool hitch hiker.

    How those corals doing?
     
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    Arent those local? Little baby blue stars?
     
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    sorry no idea dean, star of sorts best guess asterina sp , very cool though but if asterina they chouw coraline
     
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    Either an Asterina or Cushion star, but looks more like an Asterina to me.
     
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    Ditto on asterina. Normal mini cushion stars rarely ever have 6 legs....
     
  9. Dean76

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    Thanks for all the replies. Can I leave them in the tank or should I take them out?
    My corals have settled down nicely thanks will take pic tomorrow and post on the site.
     
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    I have the same, never saw any of them stuffing around on the corals. They'll normally come out at night, crawling on the glass
     
  11. Dean76

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    thanks for that. will just keep an eye on them then for now.
     
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