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massive asterina spawn?


massive asterina spawn?

should I be worried about this? I have them everywhere, but I never see them on any of my corals. As far as I can see, they're eating algae.


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    Deleted User 6
    Nov 16 2010 08:44 AM
    Keep an eye out. If they never eat your corals, no worries. If your corals begin to look bad, get a bumblebee shrimp or something to eat them.
    lucky.
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    callmesaul8889
    Nov 16 2010 08:49 AM
    what should i look for? all of my acro frags are fine. my two monti digis have lost some color, but still have polyp extension. they eat the polyps i'm guessing?
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    Deleted User 6
    Nov 16 2010 10:40 AM
    Not sure, but my guess is they would eat any tissue. Do a search - i'm sure google will give you some good advice.
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    callmesaul8889
    Nov 16 2010 12:00 PM
    i have done a site search and google search, mostly everyone says they will eat coral, but no one actually seems to have any first hand experience with them being a nuisance. so as far as i'm concerned, they're harmless
    i've never had problems with them. every once and a while i'll see some on zoa's and banish the ones on the coral to the sump. but mostly they seem to eat the algae off the glass.
    I have never had problems with them eating things. BUT I do remove them when I see them. Just stick your hand in there and take the ones out you see.
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    callmesaul8889
    Nov 16 2010 07:13 PM
    do you put them in a sump or something? i have a hard time killing something thats not doing any harm
    I put them in the toilet. Do you think they would have a hard time eating your coral? Toss the little bastads
    most people say the white ones are reef safe.