05-25-2007, 08:12 PM
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Originally Posted by caferacermike
I've had them eat fresh frags of SPS corals. I had 4 of them take out a colony of green slimer SPS. The trouble with the argument is whether the stars sense that there is a weakness or injury and are just eating the coral due to the signals being given off. As in, maybe my slimer was dieing and the stars ate it because of that or maybe they prefer frags because they give off a chemical after being broken away.
I always remove them when I see them. To me it is better to be safe than sorry. I have plenty of snails, hermits and other stars to keep my tank clean.
Now you got me thinking, because I have been loosing SPS frags lately. Ill take them out and feed them to my puffer now.