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    Talking starfish

    awhile back at least 1 month ago my starfish an orange linckia had died after talking to an
    expert 40+ marine biologist (amphibious) from the talking reef I was informed that due to its age it died normally.
    my question now is when a starfish dies does it release any spores to create new starfish
    I have noticed recently mostly at night when the blue moon lights are on I find very small
    about less than an 1/8 of an inch small 5 point white from looking into the glass tank
    they look like starefish and their grazing on the alge on the front glass and I find them in different positions on the glass so I know their moving
    is it possible when the starfish died they spawned from it .I havent been cleaning the front glass
    because there feeding there is more than one some only have three legssome have four and atleast one has five

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    They're asternia stars. Most people have them, weather they see them or not. Sometimes they get a bad rap for possibly eating corals, but I don't believe anyone has any convincing evidence they do. The one problem they CAN present is overpopulation. They can increase to alarmingly large populations sometimes. Unless you have tons and tons of them, just let them chow down on algae.
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    I agree with pearson asternia stars.
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    thank you for your quick info no i don't see too many about four or five
    and my tank is only about two and change years old its a full reef
    with a refugium and I have been mesmerzied by the transition to saltwater from fresh
    so many creatures that are spawning and i wish to understand them all
    thank you all

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