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Old 04-18-2012, 08:05 PM   #1
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New 6 leg star. Do I feed it?

I thought this guy was cool and got it from my LFS todayClick image for larger version

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ID:	90398, 6 legs and a nice color to add to my reef tank. The question is do I need to feed it? and what?
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Old 04-19-2012, 09:09 AM   #2
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That looks like a fromia milleporella. One of the things they eat is sponges. The problem is, we aren't quite sure which ones exactly. In your tank the fromia eats bio-film, sponges, and edible detritus. In smaller tanks they generally don't get enough to eat and end up dying within a year.
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sea star 6 legs , star fish

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