Asterina sp. (Sea Star)

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Asterina sp. (Sea Star)

Post  thierry on Thu Jul 21, 2011 5:10 pm

Source zeewaterforum.info

QUICK STATS
  • Care Level: Too easy
  • Temperament: Peaceful
  • Reef Compatible: Often
  • Water Conditions: 22-28° C, sg 1.022-1.028
  • Max. Size: 2 cm
  • Color Form: Diverse
  • Diet: Algae
  • Origin: Indo-Pacific, Red Sea
  • Family: Ophidiasteridae


This algae eating sea star is often called a plague. They can multiply rapidly into big colonies. They are also called button-stranglers. Hymenocera Elegans is often used to fight these animals.
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First sightings

Post  thierry on Thu Jul 21, 2011 5:12 pm

After the first rebuild July 6 I noticed some in the main 60 liter tank. Not sure if they came here through the pipes from the sump or maybe together with some rock that I placed in it. Not going to do anything about them yet.
Here a first shot of them on July 16
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