Anyone seen a Duncan Coral eat an Asterina Starfish?

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Saw an Asterina Starfish on my Duncan head tonight and I thought about removing it but when I went back to check again, I see the Duncan partially closed and pulling the Asterina into it's mouth and I watched it disappear and it closed up a fair bit but then opened up again. Never heard of a coral eating an Asterina Star before and it shocked me that it was a Duncan that only has one fully formed head at this point. Just curious if anyone else had observed this?
 
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Oh wow!! No, i've never heard of that but still hear or see something new every day. I'd honestly have thought that was a typo and the star ate the duncan

I did some searching and the only other reference I have found thus far was a Reddit post from another guy reporting the exact same thing 4 years ago. I'll keep an eye on it for sure.
 

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I did some searching and the only other reference I have found thus far was a Reddit post from another guy reporting the exact same thing 4 years ago. I'll keep an eye on it for sure.
That's really amazing, I'd doubt that it's any real helpful form of control unless you have a Duncan species tank lol.. but that's really interesting. Do you have more stars in the tank, if it was me I'd so be trying to feed it starfish in a few days lolol!!
 

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Saw an Asterina Starfish on my Duncan head tonight and I thought about removing it but when I went back to check again, I see the Duncan partially closed and pulling the Asterina into it's mouth and I watched it disappear and it closed up a fair bit but then opened up again. Never heard of a coral eating an Asterina Star before and it shocked me that it was a Duncan that only has one fully formed head at this point. Just curious if anyone else had observed this?
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