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Stars, Serpent Stars, and Brittle Sea Stars are popular additions to reef aquariums that contain live sand as they constantly stir the sand bed and provide oxygen to the beneficial bacteria living in the sand. Great scavengers, they are terrific at helping keep the sand bed clean and the aquarium nitrate levels low.

  Sand Cleaning Sea Starfish

This peaceful, reef safe omnivore will effectively clean even the largest home aquarium of detritus and left over food.
Description: The Sand Sifting Sea Star efficiently consumes mass amounts of detritus and uneaten food. A great addition to any reef tank, this nocturnally active sea star will move large amounts of sand as it burrows into the substrate in its search for food. Since it is slower moving than most fish, the Sand Sifting Sea Star should not be housed with natural predators, including Puffers. Like other invertebrates, the Sand Sifting Sea Star is very intolerant of sudden changes in oxygen levels, salinity, and pH and cannot tolerate copper-based medications. To successfully acclimate new specimens to your aquarium, use the drip acclimation method and never expose the Sand Sifting Sea Star to air while handling.
Diet and Feeding:The Sand Sifting Sea Star should be actively fed a variety of fish foods into the sand. Otherwise, this voracious feeder will quickly clean your aquarium of detritus and left over food, and then starve, and eventually begin to decay.
Notes: Starfish are intolerant of sudden changes in oxygen levels, salinity and pH of the water, and cannot tolerate copper-based medications. Extra care and time should be taken whenever acclimating this animal.The drip acclimation method is highly recommended for all Sea Stars due to their intolerability to changes in water chemistry. Starfish must never receive exposure to air during acclimation.
Level of Care: Moderate
Reef Compatibility:Very good
Approximate Purchase Size: 2" to 4"

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  Blue Linkia Starfish
Linckia laevigata

Description:The Blue Linckia, is a five-armed (once in a while 6-armed) Starfish exotically colored in blue. These Stars feed on algae found on aquarium glass, rockwork, and substrate. They are completely reef safe and are a must have for anyone with either a fish-only or reef tank.

Diet:If introduced to a large well established aquarium, very little needs to be done to supplement Linckias. The bacterial film that comprises the mainstay of the Linckias diet usually appears in abundance in well established and seasoned aquariums.

Notes: Starfish are intolerant of sudden changes in oxygen levels, salinity and pH of the water, and cannot tolerate copper-based medications. Extra care and time should be taken whenever acclimating this animal.The drip acclimation method is highly recommended for all Sea Stars due to their intolerability to changes in water chemistry. Linckia Starfish must never receive exposure to air during acclimation.

Level of Care: Moderate

Reef Compatibility:Very good
Purchase Size: Small: 2" to 3"; Medium: 3" to 4"; Large: 4" to 6"

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  Orange Linkia Starfish
Echunaster sp

Description:The color ranges from orange to red on the Orange Linkia Starfish. It is a five-armed (once in a while 6-armed) Starfish exotically bright colored. These Stars feed on algae found on aquarium glass, rockwork, and substrate. They are completely reef safe and are a must have for anyone with either a fish-only or reef tank.

Diet:If introduced to a large well established aquarium, very little needs to be done to supplement Linckias. The bacterial film that comprises the mainstay of the Linckias diet usually appears in abundance in well established and seasoned aquariums.

Notes: Starfish are intolerant of sudden changes in oxygen levels, salinity and pH of the water, and cannot tolerate copper-based medications. Extra care and time should be taken whenever acclimating this animal.The drip acclimation method is highly recommended for all Sea Stars due to their intolerability to changes in water chemistry. Linckia Starfish must never receive exposure to air during acclimation.

Level of Care: Moderate

Reef Compatibility:Very good

Approximate Purchase Size: 3" to 4"

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 Deep Red Linkia Sea Starfish
Tamaria sp
Description:The Red Linckia, is a five-armed (once in a while 6-armed) Starfish exotically colored in orange. These Stars feed on algae found on aquarium glass, rockwork, and substrate. They are completely reef safe and are a must have for anyone with either a fish-only or reef tank.

Diet:If introduced to a large well established aquarium, very little needs to be done to supplement Linckias. The bacterial film that comprises the mainstay of the Linckias diet usually appears in abundance in well established and seasoned aquariums.

Notes: Starfish are intolerant of sudden changes in oxygen levels, salinity and pH of the water, and cannot tolerate copper-based medications. Extra care and time should be taken whenever acclimating this animal.The drip acclimation method is highly recommended for all Sea Stars due to their intolerability to changes in water chemistry. Linckia Starfish must never receive exposure to air during acclimation.

Level of Care: Moderate

Reef Compatibility:Very good

Approximate Purchase Size: 3" to 4"

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Red Knobby Starfish
Echinaster echinophorus

Description: The Red Thorny Starfish (Echinaster echinophorus) is sometimes called a Flame Red Thorny Starfish, a Red Thorn Back Starfish, or a Red Spiny Starfish. It belongs to the family named Asteriidae. Typically reaching a max size of about 8.0 inches in length, the Red Thorny Starfish is passive in nature and hardy in stamina. It's more active during the daytime and less at night, and will hang out across the entire tank. According to FishDB current data, captive breeding success is good and there are no external signs of sexual differences. Echinaster echinophorus in general should have standard (3 watts/gallon) light to thrive. Tank parameters should be maintained with ph level between 8.1 - 8.3, temperature between 77 - 79 degrees fahrenheit, and a salinity between 1.020 - 1.023. Some of the environmental concerns that you should strive to replicate in your home aquaria to promote succesful acclimation include a well established aquarium, high water quality, and porous live rock.
Notes: Starfish are intolerant of sudden changes in oxygen levels, salinity and pH of the water, and cannot tolerate copper-based medications. Extra care and time should be taken whenever acclimating this animal.The drip acclimation method is highly recommended for all Sea Stars due to their intolerability to changes in water chemistry. Starfish must never receive exposure to air during acclimation.
Level of Care: Moderate
Reef Compatibility:Eat Sponges
Approximate Purchase Size: 2 - 3 inches

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  Fromia Sea Starfish
Fromia monilis

Unique in color, texture and shape.
Description:The Fromia is also called the Marble Sea Star, or Marble Starfish. Their patterns and colors make them one of the most striking . Coloration of the Assorted Marble Sea Stars range from a deep red to orange, and both the central disc and the arms are mottled in a lighter coloration to cream, giving them a marbled look. Found over sandy substrates, on rocks, and sometimes climbing among corals and other invertebrates, they are constantly foraging for micro-organisms and detritus to eat, so the aquarium should have ample amounts of live rock. Fromia's generally lives alone, but if the aquarium is large enough to support more than one, it will tolerate others of its own species.
Notes: Starfish are intolerant of sudden changes in oxygen levels, salinity and pH of the water, and cannot tolerate copper-based medications. Extra care and time should be taken whenever acclimating this animal.The drip acclimation method is highly recommended for all Sea Stars due to their intolerability to changes in water chemistry. Fromia Starfish must never receive exposure to air during acclimation.
Level of Care: Moderate
Reef Compatibility:Very good
Approximate Purchase Size: 2" to 3"

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 Red Bali Sea Starfish
Fromia milleporella

Description:The Bali Red Star is a miniature Starfish which stays small never exceeding about 3 inches. Found over sandy substrates, on rocks, and sometimes climbing among corals and other invertebrates, they are constantly foraging for micro-organisms and detritus to eat, so the aquarium should have ample amounts of live rock.
Notes: Starfish are intolerant of sudden changes in oxygen levels, salinity and pH of the water, and cannot tolerate copper-based medications. Extra care and time should be taken whenever acclimating this animal.The drip acclimation method is highly recommended for all Sea Stars due to their intolerability to changes in water chemistry. Starfish must never receive exposure to air during acclimation.
Level of Care: Moderate
Reef Compatibility:Very good
Approximate Purchase Size: 2" to 3"

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Dalmation Linkia Sea Starfish
Linckia multifora

Description:The Dalmation Linckia is one of the easier to keep Starfish, as they are not as sensitive to changes in pH, temperature, and salinity changes as the other Linckias. This species has been known to reproduce asexually in aquariums, by breaking off an arm and that arm creating a whole new Starfish. They are also known to have an unusal nimber of arms at times. Quite interesting. A truly incredible species! They are completely reef safe and are a must have for anyone with either a fish-only or reef tank.
Diet:If introduced to a large well established aquarium, very little needs to be done to supplement Linckias. The bacterial film that comprises the mainstay of the Linckias diet usually appears in abundance in well established and seasoned aquariums.
Notes: Starfish are intolerant of sudden changes in oxygen levels, salinity and pH of the water, and cannot tolerate copper-based medications. Extra care and time should be taken whenever acclimating this animal.The drip acclimation method is highly recommended for all Sea Stars due to their intolerability to changes in water chemistry. Linckia Starfish must never receive exposure to air during acclimation.
Level of Care: Moderate
Reef Compatibility:Very good
Purchase Size: Medium: 3" to 4"

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  Bahama Sea Starfish
Oreaster Reticulatis
Bahama Star
Description:The Bahama Sea Star is a hardy and popular Starfish found in the Caribbean. Colorings vary from reds and oranges to light browns and greens.
Notes: Starfish are intolerant of sudden changes in oxygen levels, salinity and pH of the water, and cannot tolerate copper-based medications. Extra care and time should be taken whenever acclimating this animal.The drip acclimation method is highly recommended for all Sea Stars due to their intolerability to changes in water chemistry. Starfish must never receive exposure to air during acclimation.
Level of Care: Easy
Reef Compatibility:Not reef compatible, will eat soft corals, sponges, tubeworms, clams, Starfish, and other invertebrates.
Approximate Purchase Size: 3-5 inches.

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 Chocolate Chip Sea Starfish
Protoreastor nodosus
 
Description: Very popular for fish-only aquariums. They are brown, tan, orange, or black in color with black spots which resemble chocolate chips. Very hardy. Chocolate Chip Stars will spend the day cruising along rock and aquarium glass.
Notes: Starfish are intolerant of sudden changes in oxygen levels, salinity and pH of the water, and cannot tolerate copper-based medications. Extra care and time should be taken whenever acclimating this animal.The drip acclimation method is highly recommended for all Sea Stars due to their intolerability to changes in water chemistry. Starfish must never receive exposure to air during acclimation.
Level of Care: Easy
Reef Compatibility:Not reef compatible, will eat soft corals, sponges, tubeworms, clams, Starfish, and other invertebrates.
Approximate Purchase Size: 2-3 inches.


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 Royal Sea Starfish
Astropecten articulatus
 
Description: In the ocean, the Royal Starfish efficiently consumes decaying matter and uneaten food from the ocean floor. In the aquarium this hardy Starfish takes care of your sandbed's detritus and uneaten food. Providing a natural manner to keep nitrates low and your aquarium floor clean. A great addition to any reef tank, this nocturnally active sea star will move large amounts of sand as it burrows into the substrate in its search for food. Since it is slower moving than most fish, the Sand Sifting Sea Star should not be housed with natural predators, including Puffers. Like other invertebrates, the Sand Sifting Sea Star is very intolerant of sudden changes in oxygen levels, salinity, and pH and cannot tolerate copper-based medications. To successfully acclimate new specimens to your aquarium, use the drip acclimation method and never expose the Sand Sifting Sea Star to air while handling.
Diet and Feeding:The Royal Starfish should be actively fed a variety of fish foods into the sand. Otherwise, this tank cleaner will quickly clean your aquarium of detritus and left over food, and then starve.
Notes: Starfish are intolerant of sudden changes in oxygen levels, salinity and pH of the water, and cannot tolerate copper-based medications. Extra care and time should be taken whenever acclimating this animal.The drip acclimation method is highly recommended for all Sea Stars due to their intolerability to changes in water chemistry. Starfish must never receive exposure to air during acclimation.
Level of Care: Moderate
Reef Compatibility:Excellent
Approximate Purchase Size: Large 5" to 6" : XLarge 6" to 8"

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Super Colored Feather Star
Lamprometra palmata
Description:The Feather Starfish is an unusual species that looks more like a plant than a Starfish. It ranges in color from brown to orange, yellow, and black. Like the Basket Star, the Feather Starfish is a filter feeder. It is nocturnal, and at night it can be found with its long arms unfurled where it filters plankton from the water. The image represents general look of the animal. Expect some diversity since each animal is unique in color and pattern. 
Notes: Feather Starfish are intolerant of sudden changes in oxygen levels, salinity and pH of the water, and cannot tolerate copper-based medications. Extra care and time should be taken whenever acclimating this animal.The drip acclimation method is highly recommended for all Sea Stars due to their intolerability to changes in water chemistry. Starfish must never receive exposure to air during acclimation.
Level of Care: Moderate
Reef Compatibility: Reef compatible, will not harm corals, or reef invertebrates.
Approximate Purchase Size: 4 - 6 inches.

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 Basket Star
Astrophyton muricatum
Description: Colors vary greatly on these beauties of the sea. They hide within recesses of the reef by day, but emerge at night and spread out their baskets, like arms to filter plankton from the water.
Notes: Basket Starfish are intolerant of sudden changes in oxygen levels, salinity and pH of the water, and cannot tolerate copper-based medications. Extra care and time should be taken whenever acclimating this animal.The drip acclimation method is highly recommended for all Sea Stars due to their intolerability to changes in water chemistry. Starfish must never receive exposure to air during acclimation.
Level of Care: Moderate
Reef Compatibility: Reef compatible, will not harm corals, or reef invertebrates.
Approximate Purchase Size: 4 - 6 inches.

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 African Red Knobbed Sea Starfish
Protoreaster linckii
Description:The African Red Knob Sea Star, has a thick, gray body with multiple bright red tubercles extending upward along each of its five arms. It is found in the Indian Ocean. The African Red Knob Sea Star requires a large aquarium with ample supplies of live rock.
Notes: Starfish are intolerant of sudden changes in oxygen levels, salinity and pH of the water, and cannot tolerate copper-based medications. Extra care and time should be taken whenever acclimating this animal.The drip acclimation method is highly recommended for all Sea Stars due to their intolerability to changes in water chemistry. Starfish must never receive exposure to air during acclimation.
Level of Care: Moderate
Reef Compatibility:Not reef compatible, will eat soft corals, sponges, tubeworms, clams, Starfish, and other invertebrates.
Approximate Purchase Size: 3-5 inches.

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 Assorted Colored Serpent Star
Description: Assorted Serpent Stars come in a variety of colors. All have a central, disc and 5 arms. If an arm falls off it quickly regenerates. The central disc and arms can have variable markings. It does well in an aquarium if provided with ample hiding places and plenty of room to roam. Even though it is a nocturnal animal, it may eventually learn to come out during the day to eat.
Notes: Starfish are intolerant of sudden changes in oxygen levels, salinity and pH of the water, and cannot tolerate copper-based medications. Extra care and time should be taken whenever acclimating this animal.The drip acclimation method is highly recommended for all Sea Stars due to their intolerability to changes in water chemistry. Starfish must never receive exposure to air during acclimation.
Level of Care: Moderate
Reef Compatibility:Very good
Approximate Purchase Size: 3 - 5 inches

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 xxHarlequin Serpent Star
Description: The Harlequin Serpent Star has bands of color on their legs. The central disk may also be mottled with color. If an arm falls off it quickly regenerates. The central disc and arms can have variable markings. It does well in an aquarium if provided with ample hiding places and plenty of room to roam. Even though it is a nocturnal animal, it may eventually learn to come out during the day to eat.
Notes: Starfish are intolerant of sudden changes in oxygen levels, salinity and pH of the water, and cannot tolerate copper-based medications. Extra care and time should be taken whenever acclimating this animal.The drip acclimation method is highly recommended for all Sea Stars due to their intolerability to changes in water chemistry. Starfish must never receive exposure to air during acclimation.
Level of Care: Moderate
Reef Compatibility:Very good
Approximate Purchase Size: 3 - 5 inches

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   Tiger Striped Brittle Star
Ophiocoma sp


Description: The Tiger Striped Brittle Starfish are some of the hardest working Cleaners available. They are wonderful reef inhabitants that always seem to be looking for some bit of uneaten food in even the tiniest of crevices. It is nocturnal and often hides under rocks during the day. At night, it comes out to eat detritus, left-over food and small organisms.
Notes: Starfish are intolerant of sudden changes in oxygen levels, salinity and pH of the water, and cannot tolerate copper-based medications. Extra care and time should be taken whenever acclimating this animal.The drip acclimation method is highly recommended for all Sea Stars due to their intolerability to changes in water chemistry. Starfish must never receive exposure to air during acclimation.
Level of Care: Moderate
Reef Compatibility:Very good
Approximate Purchase Size: 4 - 7 inches

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Green Brittle Starfish
Ophiarachna incrassata
Description: From the island of Fiji, a Super Hardy efficient scavenger and sand sifter, the Green Brittle Sea Star of the Ophiothrix genus has a very small olive green central disc which may have variable patterns. The long spiny arms are fringed with white or black spines.It is nocturnal and often hides under rocks during the day. At night, it comes out to eat detritus, left-over food and small organisms.
Notes: Starfish are intolerant of sudden changes in oxygen levels, salinity and pH of the water, and cannot tolerate copper-based medications. Extra care and time should be taken whenever acclimating this animal.The drip acclimation method is highly recommended for all Sea Stars due to their intolerability to changes in water chemistry. Starfish must never receive exposure to air during acclimation.
Level of Care: Moderate
Reef Compatibility:Very good
Approximate Purchase Size: 4 - 7 inches

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  Assorted Brittle Star
Ophiocoma riisei


Description: The Assorted Brittle Starfish are some of the hardest working Cleaners available. They are wonderful reef inhabitants that always seem to be looking for some bit of uneaten food in even the tiniest of crevices. It is nocturnal and often hides under rocks during the day. At night, it comes out to eat detritus, left-over food and small organisms.
Notes: Starfish are intolerant of sudden changes in oxygen levels, salinity and pH of the water, and cannot tolerate copper-based medications. Extra care and time should be taken whenever acclimating this animal.The drip acclimation method is highly recommended for all Sea Stars due to their intolerability to changes in water chemistry. Starfish must never receive exposure to air during acclimation.
Level of Care: Moderate
Reef Compatibility:Very good
Approximate Purchase Size: 4 - 7 inches

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  Bubble Tip Brittle Star
Ophiothrix sp


Check this picture out!
This is the wildest of all the Brittle Stars
Description: From the island of Fiji, a Super Hardy efficient scavenger and sand sifter, It is nocturnal and often hides under rocks during the day. At night, it comes out to eat detritus, left-over food and small organisms.
Notes: Starfish are intolerant of sudden changes in oxygen levels, salinity and pH of the water, and cannot tolerate copper-based medications. Extra care and time should be taken whenever acclimating this animal.The drip acclimation method is highly recommended for all Sea Stars due to their intolerability to changes in water chemistry. Starfish must never receive exposure to air during acclimation.
Level of Care: Moderate
Reef Compatibility:Very good
Approximate Purchase Size: 4 - 7 inches

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Red Brittle Star
Ophiocoma sp


Description: The Red Brittle Starfish are some of the hardest working Cleaners available. They are wonderful reef inhabitants that always seem to be looking for some bit of uneaten food in even the tiniest of crevices. It is nocturnal and often hides under rocks during the day. At night, it comes out to eat detritus, left-over food and small organisms.
Notes: Starfish are intolerant of sudden changes in oxygen levels, salinity and pH of the water, and cannot tolerate copper-based medications. Extra care and time should be taken whenever acclimating this animal.The drip acclimation method is highly recommended for all Sea Stars due to their intolerability to changes in water chemistry. Starfish must never receive exposure to air during acclimation.
Level of Care: Moderate
Reef Compatibility:Very good
Approximate Purchase Size: 4 - 7 inches

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Photos are representative of each species. Each animal is unique and variations should be expected.
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