killer starfish

Discussion in 'ASAP' started by reefermadness420, Dec 26, 2015.

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  1. reefermadness420

    reefermadness420 Flamingo Tongue

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    so.i havent done anything with my tank.in a while just been letting everything grow. i have zoas they only have 4 heads ome is tiny the others pretty small. im walking by my tank and notice a stsr fish cruising around snapped a pic. five min later he was on my zoas now a head is gone. what should i.do
     

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  3. Ballgame

    Ballgame Millepora

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    Yes happened to me with a chocolate chip starfish. Had to put it in my sump
     
  4. DSC reef

    DSC reef Giant Squid

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    That's an asterina starfish and some will eat zoas and or other corals. Manual removal is the best option IMO. Some don't don't bother corals but I normally remove them anyway.
     
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  5. Joe Tarlo

    Joe Tarlo Plankton

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    agree with DSC Reer, I had an Asterina problem and through allot of looking and research many say they are harmless, but my Zoas seemed to be receding every day. I started picking them out by hand after a few weeks I literally had several hundred. For those that think they are not a nuisance that's fine but if I were you I would pick them out.
     
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  6. Vinnyboombatz

    Vinnyboombatz Giant Squid

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    Agree.FWIW chocolate chip stars eat soft corals.
     
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  7. Vinnyboombatz

    Vinnyboombatz Giant Squid

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    There are lots of different asterina species very few of which will harm corals. I have never had an issue with them and consider them a good addition to the cuc. Just have to keep an eye on them.
     
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  9. reefermadness420

    reefermadness420 Flamingo Tongue

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    I moved the starfish away he disappeared before i could get him out