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i just got 2 chocolate chip starfish today, and i am in love with starfish. are there any other starfish that are ok in this tank with them?? we have a 75 gallon. can i put a seahorse in it with them? i have 2 small clown fish, a tomato fish, 6 damsels, i think a blennie,and a few live rocks. please email me a list or let me know.

Good morning Marissa:

Great question. Unfortunately you won't be able to keep other sea stars or other invertebrate with Chocolate chip starfish, as they would become prey.

In regards to a seahorse, these do best in pairs in a dedicated aquarium, just for them; including saltwater plants like sea-grass, that they love to hang on too while undulating in the water.

I wish you the best of luck with all your saltwater aquaruim endeavors.

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