Discussion in 'ID This!' started by Seppish, Mar 27, 2008.
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I had some mow down my GSP...I always take them out!
They get to be about the size of a dime. The one in the pic has just recently split (reproduced by fission). If you see one, there are more then likly dozens more. Over 100 different types, and they all eat various things. Some eat algae, some eat corals, just like with everything else in the ocean. Some are good, some are bad.
When in doubt, pull it out!
karma for that comment!
Get rid of it!
one of the phrase closest to my heart.:
We have gone around and around about these guys over years here at 3Reef,
They multiply like crazy...but do seem to reach a stable population (amount of food they like maybe? :-/)
I used to fight them, but it was a losing battle.
Average catch every couple of days...
They seem to come in waves. I could have the tank pretty clean of them, then all of a sudden there would be dozens showing up everywhere.
Finally have decided I have the benign variety.
As I have literally hundreds in overflows...think my wrasses (or others) are helping keep population in main tank under control.
(Yep....there are "good" kinds, and "not so good"...)
If you see one, you probably have lots more hiding out...
Anthony Calfo has a real informative article on. Google:
"Starfish: Considerations for the Common (and Commonly Misunderstood) Varieties"
I got some in my tank and the way I do it is if I can reach it I throw it out but don't go searching your tank for them it's not worth it.
My little "baby starfish" are on the glass and eating the algae, so I haven't seen them near my polyps and such.
But still I would throw em out like everyone else recommended
i would get rid of them better safe then sorry
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