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Thread: Baby stars

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    At my place of employment we have a 500 g saltwater tank. I make it a habit to check out what's going on when I have a moment. Today I noticed some teeny sea stars so I snapped a photo with my tablet. They are approx 6mm arm tip to arm tip. Me not knowing too much about marine inverts thought it was pretty cool. I also snapped a pic of a larger one.
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    The small ones aren't babies, they are asterina starfish and are common in marine setups...kind of like how bladder snails are so common in planted freshwater tanks. They usually hitchhike in on corals or live rock.

    Some hobbyists don't mind them. Others feel they are pests that can multiply quickly by fragmentation (hence the missing/stubby arms) and some species are known to eat corals so a lot of hobbyists try to eliminate them on sight rather than wait and find out the hard way whether they are reef-safe or not.

    I personally think they are cute, but I also don't have any in my reef. I had some come in on the chaeto algae I use in my refugium/sump, but I removed them from the chaeto before adding it to the sump.



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    Good information. The aquarium is maintained by a company. It has been set up for a couple of years.
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