? about harlequin shrimp


Do they eat asterina stars? I'm getting tired of seeing them all over my rocks, glass and zoo's.


they will eat any slow moving starfish so probably the only ones they dont really eat are serpents and brittle stars anything else is fair game


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They do eat Asterina stars however this is NOT a reason to invest in something with such a specific diet. Asterina feed on bacterial and algal films and often their population is correlated with feeding rates. You may want to reconsider that. And also note that based on your description they are not doing any harm...in fact, you may miss them once they are gone.