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|07-12-2009, 08:27 AM|| |
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Las Vegas, NV.
How to get rid of Asterina Starfish?
Every day I pull out 15 of these little pests! It is never ending. Any suggestions on how to remove them permanently? I keep fish, Corals, Clams, one Tuxedo urchin, one large Banded Brittle Starfish, assorted hermits, snails, and a couple of shrimp. My tank is a 72 bow front with 100 Lbs. of live rock. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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|07-12-2009, 10:13 AM|| |
The All Powerful OZ
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: The Big City
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You may want to check out New World on E38th Street. Also you can make a post in the Want to Buy Forum on MR. I'm sure a vendor here may have some or can get them for you.
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|07-12-2009, 10:15 AM|| |
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Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Pleasantville, NY
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|07-12-2009, 10:44 PM|| |
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Suffolk County
Oh, and the Harlequin would definitely eat your serpent star -- and probably eat it first. So if you want to use a harlequin for biological control, it'd be best to borrow/rent/lease one, put the brittle star in your sump until the harlequin's done its job.
|07-13-2009, 01:00 AM|| |
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Westchester, NY
Yes move the serpent starfish to the sump the harleys will eat it. Mini stars for the most part are harmless but they can be unsightly. The Harley will take care of them but after that they will need to be fed starfish or they will starve to death. My advice if you go with a harley is to let it take care of your mini stars then relocate it to your sump and feed it chocolate chip starfish after you relocate your serpent to the display tank.
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Last edited by Chiefmcfuz; 07-13-2009 at 08:36 AM..