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Hello, I have just purchased a Feather Duster which I am currently acclimating. I have noticed a starfish attached to the base of it. Can anyone identify it for me and let me know whether it would be a problem to keep? I’m aiming to establish a reef. Thank you.

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It could be a gibbosa.
Hello, I have just purchased a Feather Duster which I am currently acclimating. I have noticed a starfish attached to the base of it. Can anyone identify it for me and let me know whether it would be a problem to keep? I’m aiming to establish a reef. Thank you.

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Can you get a pic of it in a cup with it laying flat? Remove from feather duster.
 
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Hello. Yes, have just removed it.
I wouldn't add that guy to the reef.

Edit: If that was mine, I would add it to my reef to see what it does. But, since I don't know much about that one. I wouldn't tell anyone to add it to their tanks.
 
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I wouldn't add that guy to the reef.

Edit: If that was mine, I would add it to my reef to see what it does. But, since I don't know much about that one. I wouldn't tell anyone to add it to their tanks.
Thank you for helping me. I won’t add it to the tank.
 
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Can I ask if you have kept feather dusters before, I added 2 in November with no success, only lasted about a week, worms was out and just disappeared, thanks
Sorry for the late reply. I haven’t kept them before; I’m new to this. It is currently doing well, remains big and is out in full show most of the time. I’m going to be monitoring the calcium levels closely.
 
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Not the standard issue astrinia that I have seen and they never eat my coral in fact the population seems stable and does not grow to large and that may be due to a competition between other small invertebrates in my system. These photos are the standard issue astrinia in my system that do well but never are a problem!
 

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