I think you should be able to leave the micro stars in your tank unless you witness them eating the corals. Among the micro stars, only one type has been shown to eat corals (Asterinas) and even then it is fairly rare.Glendor said:That's dissappointing to know. I paid $1 each for three of the little guys about two years ago. After reading your post, I went to do a fresh count, and 30+ was a VERY low estimate. It's probably closer to 80 than 30. I've seen them around my mushrooms and polyps, but I've neever seen them do anything damaging. They seem to just eat algea, especially hair algea which I used to have a problem with till I quit using tap water. They would eat off the base of the algea, kind of like a weedwhacker, and leave the rock clean. I just to joke about them being "weedwhacker starfish"
Should I be pulling them out?
This is because there are many different species of snails in the hobby and noted on the internet.usmc121581 said:Does anyone know how long the different type of snails live for? There are different answers all over the internet.