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Can anyone identify this hitch hiker?

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Can anyone identify this hitch hiker?
Old 10-18-2013, 08:49 AM   #1
 
Can anyone identify this hitch hiker?

He came with live rock, and is apparently the worse for wear and tear.
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Old 10-18-2013, 10:24 AM   #2
 
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The asternia starfish or is there something else I am looking at?
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Old 10-18-2013, 10:25 AM   #3
 
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If it is the starfish then they are a hardy safe hitch hiker for the most part.usually eating diatom algae.
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Old 10-18-2013, 10:33 AM   #4
 
In googling starfish pictures, it does look like asterina.
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Old 10-18-2013, 10:41 AM   #5
 
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Yeah, and they split and "reproduce" often, so they never look symmetrical (at least in my experience...)
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Old 10-18-2013, 10:42 AM   #6
 
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Well its a starfish you should name it patrick
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Old 10-18-2013, 08:41 PM   #7
 
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Yep, agree with what has been said.
I have about 18 in my tank, although probably more now, usually only see them after the main lights are off and the night lights are on.
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Old 10-18-2013, 09:19 PM   #8
 
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Congrats! I used to treasure them when I had sw.
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