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what the?

by tree_lopper

hey guys i clean my glass the other day and by the next day the glass was cover in like white spots. there really small and they have 4 or 5 tiny tenticals on them, they almost look like tiny starfish. does any know what they are?

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by schigara

Asterina starfish. Some have 4-5-6 legs. They are known to eat coralline algae, some softies and some acropora coral.

When I spot one, I grab the tongs and remove them.


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by fihsboy

certainly a nuisance if its the asterina starfish.......my lfs had them.......and I told them I wasnt buying anything from them until they cleaned the tank of them.........neadless to say...........I dont buy from that system any more. They are crazy hard to get rid of.

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