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Old 01-09-2017, 10:06 AM   #1
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ID hitchhiker mini orange starfish

Any thoughts on what this is? Should I can him? He is the size of a pencil eraser




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Old 01-09-2017, 10:17 AM   #2
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It's an asterina sea star. Most of the time they're harmless. Some people claim they've seen them eating corals before. A lot of inverts, like nudibranchs, take the color of what they eat. It's possible this one has been munching on something but maybe not. You'll find a lot of these in your tank as it matures.

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I guess I will can him. I don't need his if he adds no value and may add harm.

I have a few of the other small white ones now. They seem harmless.


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Asterina come in many different colors. I've had the orange ones before and they were completely reef safe in my experience. Pretty cool looking and beneficial imo.

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