massive asterina spawn?

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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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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.

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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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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

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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.

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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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I put them in the toilet. Do you think they would have a hard time eating your coral? Toss the little bastads

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Mine have been munching on my Coralline Algea which I do not like so I have been picking them out when I seem them. Plus they multiply pretty fast and I figured if I didn't start picking them out I wouldn't have any coralline left. Don't know about them eating corals though never seen one on a coral.

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They will eat your coralline. I had a pocillopora that started to STN from the base and they started eating the flesh thereby accelerating the process.

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These are totally reef safe, but they do eat coralline. A harlequin shrimp will eat them. I did this in my tank. Now I keep chocolate chip star fish in my sump to feed the harlequin. I cut off a leg and drop it in from time to time.

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