Reef Stars
Which is right for your tank?

All of these starfish should go in well established and seasoned aquariums onlyThey are best kept in larger tanks. Although considered completely reef safe, I will give a 99% rating.

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. Linkia Starfish must never receive exposure to air during acclimation.

Sand Sifting Starfish

Sand Sifting Starfish

The Sand Sifting Starfish is a welcome addition to any reef aquarium with an active sand bed. These guys cruise around at night, sifting through the sand cleaning up un-wanted detritus. They should be fed small pieces of food (clams) buried in the sand bed once a week.

Linkia and Tile Stars

Linkia and Tile Stars
If introduced to a large well established aquarium, very little needs to be done to supplement Linkias. The bacterial film that comprises the mainstay of the Linckias diet.  They are completely reef safe.

 

Fromia

Orange

Burgundy

Blue

Dalmatian

Serpent Star

The Serpent Star has five arms and a central disc that houses its mouth and digestive organs. They rest under rocks during the day and feed at night.  If one of their limbs is lost they will regenerate a new one very rapidly.

Harlequin Caribbean

Red Caribbean

Brittle Star

WARNING!

Green Brittle Stars will eat small fish and shrimp

Yellow

Brown to black

The Brittle Star is another beneficial starfish for the reef aquarium that both helps keep the tank clean and adds an interesting visual touch. These starfish are very delicate, as the name implies They can usually find a sufficient amount of food in your tank but may need to be fed if your aquarium is extremely clean.

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