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All-Star Asteroids

A guide for picking the best, and avoiding the worst, sea stars for your setup.

By Bob Fenner

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Sea stars are frequently associated with the seashore and are instantly identified by neophytes as reef organisms. So why are so few kept in our marine aquariums? Solving this puzzling disconnect is the purpose of this article. Just what are sea stars? What roles do they play in natural environments? And why is it so hard to find a good one?

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