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Discussion in 'Help and Advice' started by heller792, Feb 3, 2014.

  1. heller792

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    Hi gents, recently ive been loosing the odd sps slowly. When i got home today i noticed a shortcake frag that i had placed down a few weeks ago had bleached out totaly and it was fine yesterday. Crawling away from the area was a 2cm little star fish, near the other corals that were slowly going i found another then i found one on a coral that was partly gone. Could the starfish be the reason for this? Water chemistry is fine and nothing seems out of wack.

    What do you lot think?
     
  2. chippie2002

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    Why type of sf is it? Photo? I want to day yes if all systems parameters are stable and nothing has changed.
     
  3. screwloose

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    Is this the same one I said .."that's a muncher" and you said "don't talk crap" ?
     
  4. Matt@Epo

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    crown of thorns Dave?
     
  5. heller792

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    small white with orange spots. Ive binned em but i will have look now for a pic on google
     
  6. screwloose

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    Harlequin ...I am getting one next time I go see my buddy, as I have a few again now
     
  7. StarfishEnterprise

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    Got these in my tank. Asterina. My Harlequins love um. Imo no threat to SPS.
     
  8. heller792

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    something like these
    asterina3.jpg
     
  9. StarfishEnterprise

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    Yup dems the ones.
     
  10. screwloose

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    Well your wrong ;)

    GARF predatory starfish 11/25/01

    anyways, I think if your system is ultra clean they have no choice, I have had a few recent demises too, and they defo,like stylo, pocci best, followed by acropora


    harlequin for me
     
  11. StarfishEnterprise

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    My mate harvests them for me in his sps tank. Im collecting 200 this week. If they is coral munchers me and him would be well ******
     
  12. StarfishEnterprise

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    Whats that you say Nev? Dont believe things you read on the net most of its like 10 years old or more............
     
  13. screwloose

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    its not about water clarity, par readings etc, these will change with experience:haha:

    Just because its old data,if they ate it then, as long as they are hungry they will still eat it now ;)


    to answer both,,,

    you and your mate control it, he exports them, you use it as a food source ;)

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    i'll get mi coat
     
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  14. Antst

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    Yeah deffo the star fish they've started on mine recently so got a harlequin but I think its dead so gonna get another
     
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    Iv got the same white with orange spot starfish in my tank they havnt touched anything but i don't keep sps just lps and softies but when I do see them i pull them out of the tank as iv read mixed views on them
     
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    New radion? I take it you're running it at the same settings as the the G2
     
  17. Mattd28

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    I've got the same Asterina's in mine tank (grey with Orange spots)..... Number have recently increased quite dramatically but so far absolutely no issues with them touching the SPS?? A Harlequin was my decision although I don't have enough to sustain one for long and once its in; its not coming out!!! Might have to sacrifice one for the greater good :-(

    I've found the SSC to be extremely sensitive Dave; I've got a colony but (to protect my investment :)) I took a couple of frags; they we're growing beautifully and all of a sudden one bleached over night, everything else fine, a few weeks later the other kicked the bucket. Defo not the Asterina's, think I had a slight move in Alk for the first one; second one no reason.
     
  18. screwloose

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    I think they are opportunistic, but could be wrong.

    they may actively hunt if their preferred food is depleted, or non existent ?


    i have these, I have had the base recession from time to time also, was it these ? Not sure



    its so easy to control, eradicate them with a harlequin that you may as well do it.
     
  19. JonGoetsch

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    What are the parameters of your tank
     
  20. heller792

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    The corals in question are under the g2
     
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