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    So when I arived home from my LFS funny enough, I found a small starfish of sorts. Must have been with the live rock and finally made an appearance1235046_10200653126798139_1876877166_n.jpg:
    Any idea on what kind this is and how big it will get?

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    That's a asterina star

    They stay pretty small
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    Can they get out-of-control in a reef tank or do they just cycle out? I remember reading a few things about the asterina star and hoping I never have to battle them. Maybe I'm mistaken.
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    Souly, that's one of the very common hitchhikers that you'll find from your LR.

    The majority of Asterina sp. is harmless. Only a small percentage of them will actually do harm to corals. It just depends on your luck of the draw with the hitchhiker...

    I haven't had the opportunity to wage war against them yet....My harlequins destroy them in one day in my nano.....
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    Well I found yet another star hitcher:
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    that's a brittle star... very small... cool coloring tho!
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    Brittle starts are cool and eat debris so no worries on that one Sourly. I had 1 micro brittle come in on some lr once and left him in. Now when I look I have some 20 or so through out my rocks and sand.
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    That brittle star is neat, I'd keep him!
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    I'm just hoping I wont find to many of these suckers this early in the tanks life. I found 3 of the other stars, and one looks like he was regrowing limbs....and then that one brittle. But I'm glad to see that I've got a lot of life in this tank already lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by souly View Post
    I'm just hoping I wont find to many of these suckers this early in the tanks life. I found 3 of the other stars, and one looks like he was regrowing limbs....and then that one brittle. But I'm glad to see that I've got a lot of life in this tank already lol
    Yeah you must be taking good care of that tank
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