Sea Stars

Sea Stars characteristically have five arms extending from a central disk like a star. In the aquarium they can be fed small pieces of fish, placing the food near or even under the Sea Star. Serpent and Brittle Sea Stars are popular additions to reef aquariums that contain live sand as they constantly stir the bed and provide oxygen to beneficial bacteria.

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Though beautifully colored, the Blue and Pink Sea Star is also a useful addition to any established home aquarium. Obviously, this Astropecten species' most noticeable trait is... [Read more]



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The Yellow Fancy Brittle Sea Star of the Ophiothrix genus has a very small olive green central disc which may have variable patterns. The long spiny, yellow arms are fringed with... [Read more]



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The Fancy Brittle Star originates from the reefs of Tonga, and is a great scavenger for the marine aquarium. The central disc is brown to green in color and may exhibit dark patterns.... [Read more]



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The Red Brittle Sea Star is common throughout the Caribbean and has a very small red central disc, which may have variable patterns. The long spiny red arms are fringed with white... [Read more]



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The Burgundy Sea Star, also known as the Purple Sea Star or Tamarisk Sea Star, is a deep purple to magenta color, and has long cylindrical arms, sometimes having six instead of... [Read more]



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The Blue Linckia Sea Star is certain to be the shining star for the dedicated reef aquarium enthusiast. The unusual blue color of this sea star is truly remarkable and this standout... [Read more]



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TThe Purple Linckia Star, also known as the Purple Sea Star or Leiaster Sea Star, is a deep 'fuzzy' purple and has long cylindrical arms. This unique sea star can be differentiated... [Read more]



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The Marble Sea Star, or Marble Starfish, is one of the more common of the Fromia species, its coloration making it one of the more striking of all the sea stars. Its central disc... [Read more]



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The Red Starfish, or Red Sea Star, of the genus Fromia may be various shades of red. It has multiple black pores (dots) on its surface. The tips of the arms are the same or a lighter... [Read more]



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The African Red Knob Sea Star, also known as the Red Spine Star, African Sea Star, and Red-knobbed Starfish, has a thick, gray body with multiple bright red tubercles extending... [Read more]



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The Sand Sifting Sea Star, at first glance, seems to be drably colored like most bottom dwellers. But closer inspection reveals a striking beauty and serenity to the alternating... [Read more]



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The Serpent Sea Star of the genus Ophioderma has a central, 5-sided disc with five banded, scaly arms. Depending upon the species and locale, the color can range from maroon, to... [Read more]



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The Fancy Banded Serpent Star originates from the reefs of the Caribbean, and are great scavengers for the marine aquarium. The central disc is tan to yellow in color and may exhibit... [Read more]



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The Serpent Sea Star of the genus Ophioderma has a central, 5-sided disc with five banded, scaly arms. Depending upon the species and locale, the color can range from maroon, to... [Read more]



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The Fancy Tiger-Striped Serpent Sea Star has a sleek physical build and stark coloration. In fact, unlike many starfish common to home aquariums, Ophiolepsis superba has long,... [Read more]