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Mrmofo 02-24-2007 02:16 AM

star fish
ok well this morning i found this red dot about 1cm in diameter, it looked like pink algea growth but it was on my power cord to my power head, this after noon i had a closer look and relised this dot had 4 legs (1 must of been chewed off) and was slowly creeping its way up the cord.its a dark bad is this for my whole eco system now? is it gonna start chewing on my live rock which have alreaddy taken a month to start growing or what?

Mrmofo 02-24-2007 04:28 AM

hmmm very strange, now what looks like a ghost crab has appeared, like the ones on the beach...i dont know where both the star fish and crab have come from?ive had the LR for about a month n a half now...i would of seen them b4...does live sand come with eggs of things some times or what? this is very looks like its gonna have a big pincher...

Melissa 02-24-2007 06:39 AM

Your live rock come with many many things living in it. I guanantee you that you will find more things with time. There is nothing you can do about it and they wont hurt anything. Our tank has been set up for over a year and we are still finding new little things. So just enjoy what you live rock had to offer. :)

Andre 02-24-2007 06:59 AM

yeah man, mine had a nudibranch in it and it was only pre cured and it still lived. Everything in the live rock travels very deep into the center of the rock during curing and shippin. and can live there for a long time.

Rogergolf66 02-24-2007 10:05 AM

Yea I had a queen conch snail in my live rock.

usmc121581 02-24-2007 10:20 AM

Yeah I had a green serpeant star fish in mine. Now he is 12" long.

Andre 02-24-2007 12:38 PM

wow, and i thought my nudibranch was cool.

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