Starfish hitchhiker ID please?

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  1. ToadstoolCoral155

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    Found ONE of these in my tank today. He appears to have spikes, is a dark red/brown, has one arm that is white 4-5 arms, and crawled around my corals.
    I could use detailed information on how to care for him assuming he isn't bad for my tank IMG_0345.JPG
     
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    Crabs Mcjones Millepora Maniac Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Partner Member 2019 Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor Article Contributor

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    Possibly a brittle starfish. Awesome hitchhiker if it is :)
     
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    I thought they had 5 legs instead of four. Also how do I care for it? (Also he may have 5, I just don't think i've seen it, he's really small)
     
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    WV Reefer I do what I want! R2R Supporter Partner Member 2019 Build Thread Contributor

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    Sometimes they can have no legs! You don’t have to do anything..... just let him live his life. :)
     
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    They're scavengers, good part of your cleanup crew. They'll eat whatever is left over :)
     
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    Mine have 6 unless the coral banded shrimp or scooter Blenny find them....then they have them nibbled off :(
     
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