Asterina wega

Discussion in 'Fish and Invertebrates' started by SoulFish, Apr 13, 2010.

  1. SoulFish

    SoulFish Guest

    Asterina wega are they good, bad or neither. I have a bunch of them all over my tank. I can't tell if they are hurting anything or not. And there doesnt seem to be any good info on google about them. Seems like the jury is still out on them sort of speaking. What do you guys think?
  2. GreshamH

    GreshamH Guest

    Some eat stuff, some don't. If they eat stuff, remove them :D Sorry I can't be more specific :(
  3. LeslieH

    LeslieH Guest

    Doh, they all eat stuff, it's what they eat that's important! :D

    It would be more accurate to say you have asterinid stars. There are 26 genera in the family Asterinidae and multiple species. Many of the large species can only be identified by specialists and these little guys are even harder to id. Like with any other group with many species the food preferences can vary both by species and by individual. Most are reef-safe, a few aren't. Starving reef-safe individuals can turn rogue.

    So to enlarge on what Gresh said, if they eat stuff you value get rid of them. If the numbers get high enough to cover the rocks & walls of the tank get rid of them. If the population stays low & doesn't bother the other inhabitants let them stay.
  4. Reef Keeper

    Reef Keeper Supporting Member

    I take mine out before they get out of hand. They multiply by division.

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