harlequin shrimp/asterina star

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    Howdy. I am looking to get a harlequin shrimp as my final livestock piece. I was wondering if I get my hands on 2-3 asterina stars, could they multiply enough to support a harlequin shrimp?

    Also, where could I purchase the stars? I can't find any online or at petco.

    Thanks!
     
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    little_fish Moderator

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    No, the asterina stars wont reproduce that fast and even if you have a major infestation they will wipe them out in a few months.
     
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    Ok. I was talking with someone who told me otherwise. Can anyone else confirm?
     
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    Too bad you live in Texas, I have a dozen to get rid of.
     
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    +1 little_fish. The members who have kept them successfully (long term, not a couple months) have to buy starfish regularly to keep the shrimp alive and well.
     
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    Alrighty. Thanks for clearing this up guys (and gals). :D
     
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