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I just discovered what appears to be a little baby starfish climbing a leaf in my tank. It is smaller than my fingernail on my pinky finger. Has five legs and moved more than an inch in a couple minutes. I have a common star in my tank and about 50 lbs of LR. I guess it could have hitched a ride? I would post a pic but its so small I can't get a good shot. Any guesses what it could be?
 

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Asterina

Sounds like an Asterina starfish that hitched a ride in your live rock. They are known to reproduce quickly and sometimes feed on corals so I usually get rid of them when I see them just to be on the safe side.
 
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