Red Starfish (Echunaster sp)

The Orange Linckia (Red Starfish) 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 host. Remove them immediately upon detection as they suck out fluid and tissue. Linckia need a very long and slow acclimation period prior to introduction into the display aquarium.

Approximate Purchase Size: 3" to 4"

  • Care Level: Intermediate 
  • Temperament: Peaceful 
  • Reef Compatible: Yes 
  • Water Conditions: 72-78°F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.023-1.025 
  • Max. Size: 6" 
  • Color Form: Orange Red 
  • Diet: Omnivore 
  • Supplements: Trace Elements 
  • Origin: ndo-Pacific 
  • Family: Ophidiasteridae 

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