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Starfish - Aquarium Sea Stars

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.

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Sand Cleaning Star Fish
Astropecten polycanthus

Picture of Sand Sifting Star Fish
Click view Sand Sifting star fish (time-lapse)

Description: This peaceful, reef safe omnivore will effectively clean even the largest home aquarium of detritus and left over food. 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.

Tank Recommendations: They do best in tanks with live rock, and a sandy bottom, as this is their natural habitat.

Food and diet: 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.

Level of Care: Moderate

Acclimaton Time: 1+ hours

Reef Compatibility : Excellent

Approximate Purchase Size: Small: 1-1/2" to 2-1/2" Medium: 2-1/2" to 4"

Small$17.99 Medium $19.99

Blue Linckia Starfish
Linckia laevigata

Picture of Blue Linckia Starfish


Description: he Blue Linckia is one of the harder to keep starfish, as they are very sensitive to changes in pH, temperature, and salinity changes. Because of this they are susceptible to bacterial infections that can quickly cause the decomposition of the leg portions of the Linckia. Care should be taken to inspect Linckia frequently for parasitic snails, which usually take on the color of it’s host. Remove them immediately upon detection as they suck out fluid and tissue.

Tank Recommendations: These starfish grow to 10 – 14 inches in size and should be kept in very large aquariums with live rock, and a sandy bottom, as this is their natural habitat.

Food and diet: Introduced to a large well established aquarium, very little needs to be done to supplement Linckias. Occasional offerings of clam, mussel or scallop may be appreciated but rarely accepted. The bacterial film that comprises the mainstay of the Linckias diet usually appears in abundance in well established and seasoned aquariums. Supplemental feedings of meaty foods is usually not enough to sustain them.

Level of Care: Moderate

Acclimaton Time: 1+ hours

Reef Compatibility : Excellent

Approximate Purchase Size: Small: 2" to 3" Medium: 3" to 4" Large: 4" to 6" Giant: 6" to 8-1/2"


Small$19.99 Medium $22.99
Large $29.99 Giant $49.99

Orange Linckia Sea Star
Echunaster sp

Picture of Orange Linckia Sea Star

Description: The gorgeous Orange Linckia Starfish is prized for it's super Orange color! They truly stand out in any reef tank! They love to be out in the open as they forage for meals. This means they're not hiders but will most often be out where you can see & enjoy them. The color ranges from orange to red on the Orange Sea Star. It is a five-armed (once in a while 6-armed) Starfish exotically bright colored. These Stars feed on algae found on aquarium glass, rock work, and substrate. They are completely reef safe and are a must have for anyone with either a fish-only or reef tank.

Tank Recommendations: A well lit tank with live rock, and a sandy bottom, as this is their natural habitat.

Food and diet: Introduced to a large well established aquarium, very little needs to be done to supplement Linckias. Occasional offerings of clam, mussel or scallop may be appreciated but rarely accepted. The bacterial film that comprises the mainstay of the Linckias diet usually appears in abundance in well established and seasoned aquariums. Supplemental feedings of meaty foods is usually not enough to sustain them.

Level of Care: Moderate

Acclimaton Time: 1+ hours

Reef Compatibility : Excellent

Approximate Purchase Size: Small: 2" to 3" Medium: 3" to 4" Large: 4" to 6"

Small$39.99 Medium $49.99
Large $59.99

Purple Linckia Starfish
Valencienna strigata

Picture of Purple Linckia Starfish

Description: :The Purple Linckia, also called the Burgandy Linckia is a five-armed (once in a while 6-armed) Starfish exotically colored. The Purple 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. Linckia starfish consume bacterial films, and sponges. Because of this, they should be introduced into well established aquaria of no less than 1 year. This species has been known to reproduce asexually in aquariums, by breaking off an arm and that arm creating a whole new starfish. A truly incredible species!


Tank Recommendations: This starfish grow to 8 inches in size and should be kept in very large aquariums. A tank with live rock, and a sandy bottom, as this is their natural habitat.

Food and diet: Introduced to a large well established aquarium, very little needs to be done to supplement Linckias. Occasional offerings of clam, mussel or scallop may be appreciated but rarely accepted. The bacterial film that comprises the mainstay of the Linckias diet usually appears in abundance in well established and seasoned aquariums. Supplemental feedings of meaty foods is usually not enough to sustain them.

Level of Care: Moderate

Acclimaton Time: 1+ hours

Reef Compatibility : Excellent

Approximate Purchase Size: Medium: 1-1/2 to 3-1/2" Large: 3-1/2" to 5-1/2"

Medium $49.99
Large $49.99



Dalmation Linckia Starfish
Linckia multifora

Picture of Dalmation Linckia Starfish

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. It is a multi-color Linckia that is found in many colorations. The picture is just of one particular Dalmation, but there are many different color patterns and all are outstanding to look at. 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.


Tank Recommendations: This starfish grow to 8 inches in size and should be kept in very large aquariums. A tank with live rock, and a sandy bottom, as this is their natural habitat.

Food and diet: Introduced to a large well established aquarium, very little needs to be done to supplement Linckias. Occasional offerings of clam, mussel or scallop may be appreciated but rarely accepted. The bacterial film that comprises the mainstay of the Linckias diet usually appears in abundance in well established and seasoned aquariums. Supplemental feedings of meaty foods is usually not enough to sustain them.

Level of Care: Moderate

Acclimaton Time: 1+ hours

Reef Compatibility : Excellent

Approximate Purchase Size: Small: 1" to 1-1/2" Medium: 1-1/2 to 3-1/2" Large: 3-1/2" to 5-1/2"

Small$24.99 Medium $29.99
Large $39.99




Royal Sea Starfish
Valencienna bella

Picture of Royal Sea Starfish

Description: The Royal Sea Starfish looks very similar to the Blue Linckia except they are much larger and each finger is very wide, equal to fingers on a mans hand. Small freckles appear on all fingers. 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

Tank Recommendations: This starfish grow to between 12 and 16 inches in size and should be kept in extremely large aquariums. A tank with live rock, and a sandy bottom, as this is their natural habitat.

Food and diet: Introduced to a large well established aquarium, very little needs to be done to supplement Linckias. Occasional offerings of clam, mussel or scallop may be appreciated but rarely accepted. The bacterial film that comprises the mainstay of the Linckias diet usually appears in abundance in well established and seasoned aquariums. Supplemental feedings of meaty foods is usually not enough to sustain them.

Level of Care: Moderate

Acclimaton Time: 1+ hours

Reef Compatibility : Excellent

Approximate Purchase Size: Large: 7" to 8" XLarge: 8" to 9" XXLarge: 9" to 10"

Large$49.99 XLarge $59.99
XXLarge $89.99



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