View Full Version : Starfish

01-21-2009, 4:49 PM
I have/had a small starfish. Sorry I can't recall the name and I haven't been able to find any pictures or descriptions of it It was not very big maybe 2.5" tip to tip. Funny thing. I rearranged my rock to make room for some new coral. Didn't see him for a while so I thought I may have crushed him and he was a goner. Well, two days ago I had to move some rock to catch a fish. Last night I look at the tank and right there on the side of the glass is a small starfish body with no legs. I mean there are what appears to be nubs for legs but the thing is no bigger around than a pencil eraser. Could I have actually trapped him and broke his legs off the first time I moved the rocks and freed him the second time? That would be cool if my starfish came back to life.

01-21-2009, 5:01 PM
is it whitish black like a white color with black on it?? i think this is called an astrea star or something like that

01-21-2009, 5:05 PM
As for species, a picture and somoen can probably ID it. The leg thing could have been damaged from the moving or simply stress. I've also seen cases of hermits taking apart stars for food. If he's still alive teh legs will grow back in time. Good luck


01-21-2009, 5:07 PM
I think when I bought it the gu said it was an Atlantic something. Very symmetrical rigid type thing with skinny legs. Googling now.

01-21-2009, 5:12 PM
Looks like a common Atlantic Brown Star

01-21-2009, 5:14 PM
Yeah like I say all the legs are gone but The body is still there and he is back out on the glass no legs and all