Crown of Thorns Starfish

Pest Type: Starfish

Scientific Name: Acanthaster Planci

Treatment: Removal from the tank is straightforward, just be careful - its spines are mildly venomous and may inflict a painful wound if the starfish is picked up with bare hands.

Identification: With long spines covering its body and up to 20 arms, this starfish is easy to identify

Prevention: Crown of Thorns Starfish do not usually show up as hitchhikers, but are bought at LFS.

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