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    Senior Member Gigahertz99's Avatar
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    miniature stars.

    Hey everyone, Yesterday while looking at my tank (2 hours, Damn I must be addicted) I found 2 miniature white stars. They are similar to the stars themself but are extremely small and all you see is a dot with 5 legs. I was wondering if those are the famous micro-organisms that will clean the tank.
    I would love to incluse a picture but they are so small that even using a closeup lense would not show the actuall think.
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    Senior Member StephG's Avatar
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    Does it look like this?

    http://reefgarden.net/id82.html

    If so probly hydroid jellyfish. They're common in new tanks. Harmless. I used to have some in my tank but they disapeared

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    Well not really, like I said they have 5 legs and no bubbles on them. but the body looks similar.
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    Gigahertz99 : I have thousands of small white "brittlestars" crawling all over my tank, I am assuming they would be beneficial for detritus etc. I have never seen any bigger than the end of a pencil eraser though...they are very cool, and see them mostly after moonlights come on...

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    Cool, I feel much better seeing this. Thanks guys.
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    There are a miriad of little white starfish that live in marine tanks.

    Some, and only a small number, might choose to much on coral (If you find a starfish sitting or coral, it might be a good idea to remove it). The rest eat detritus and clean sand and rock.
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