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Harlequin Shrimp

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Hello Everyone!

We have an outbreak of Asterina Starfish.
Whilst all parameters in the tanks are perfect it seems that for some reason we are slowly loosing some some corals  :(

I was reading up that the Asterina Starfish can potentially cause damage to corals.

so........ does anyone have an harlequin shrimp we can buy??????

It seems so difficult to find one  :|

We are between newmarket (Suffolk) and Downham Market (Norfolk)

thanks

Fabio

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Reply #1

Hi if you can’t find one you could try a acrylic rod with a needle attached to the end to act as a spear.


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Reply #2

Welcome to ReefBase.

Make sure once your Asterina problem is resolved, which it will, quickly, you'll have to sell the shrimp on otherwise it'll starve to death as starfish is all they eat. They'll happily slice up any big starfish too, like sand sifting etc.
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Reply #3

Are you sure it's not nudibranchs, flatworms, etc.?  That's far more common than Asterina being the issue.  It's rare to get the coral eating variety.  I have thousands, and no issues.

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Reply #4

well... I have never seen them in my tank.... so I don't think so....

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thank you for all your help.

Nudibranch and flatworm.... I haven't seen...
Yes I am aware that I need to resell the Harlequin shrimp quickly..... but I can't find anywhere to buy it from!!

Interesting this thing about the rod and needle but.... Can you suggest where i can look this up please?
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Reply #6

You can get the rod from eBay and steel a good size needle from the sowing kit


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