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Kill it, Kill it quick.

Although many people say they have these and they don't bother anything in your tank... I too was in that boat, until they DID start bothering corals.   
I recently emptied my tank in prep for an upgrade (moved everything to the new fish room frag tanks) and found these starfish on corals in concerning locations.

 

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Harlequin shrimp decimated all of mine. Entire tank clear of these things in short order. They also find all that are hiding in every nook and cranny that would otherwise go unnoticed. Just need to be prepared to feed them when the asterina population runs low/out.  

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11 hours ago, obrien.david.j said:

Kill it, Kill it quick.

Although many people say they have these and they don't bother anything in your tank... I too was in that boat, until they DID start bothering corals.   
I recently emptied my tank in prep for an upgrade (moved everything to the new fish room frag tanks) and found these starfish on corals in concerning locations.

 

I see them most frequently at night on the glass.  Tonight I removed 14 of them.

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9 hours ago, SuncrestReef said:

I see them most frequently at night on the glass.  Tonight I removed 14 of them.

Ahh, double digit days.   I agree, I find them with the lights out.   

First thing in the morning, I'd have 6-10 visible on the glass.  easy pickings.  then go hunting with a flash light on the rocks

At one point, I was able to pull 30-50 out Per Day - for a week straight.  That's when I got the shrimp.  Very effective at hunting the stars.  Returned them in about 30 days so they wouldn't starve.   Stayed Star Free for about 6-8 months.    And then... Population started growing again.

Guess I should have kept the shrimp, and been manually feeding them so they didn't starve.

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