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Old 10/06/2018, 05:55 PM   #1
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Does anyone sell asterina starfish online?

We had a tank full of asterina stars, so bought a harlequin shrimp. It ate a large sand sifting star, and has almost finished off the asterina stars. I keep seeing to get a chocolate chip starfish and cut off legs, and feed the shrimp that way. But I'd really rather have it eat the pests! If anyone knows where I can get asterina stars online, please let me know.

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Old 10/14/2018, 09:56 AM   #2
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That's very interesting to hear that a population of asterinas can be wiped out by a harlequin shrimp. I would have thought that they reproduce faster. From your experience, can you estimate how big a population could be sustainable?

I don't know of anyone selling them. I do occasionally see them in tanks at my LFSs. You might try yours. Good luck!

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Old 10/14/2018, 04:41 PM   #3
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best way is to try local reefers who have em in there tank offer to go and help pick out and see if u can get a steady collection of them ,

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