Keeping a Sea Star

Discussion in 'Invertebrates' started by greenie, 8 Apr 2016.

  1. greenie

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    Hi there,
    I saw the other day a shop that sell different kinds of Sea Star / Star Fish. Was wondering how many people keep them in there tanks and how do you feed them?
     
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    I have a red fromia species for a year now. It eats film algae on rocks/glass.
     
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    I have some brittle seastars and they nocturnal. I dont feed them specificly. They crawl the tank at night looking for food. Suppose they make part of the cleanup crew.
     
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    Thanks for the feedback. Think I should give it a try.
     
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    I know the other species might be a more tricky. Like the lynchias for example. If im not mistaken they need iodene.
     
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    But yeah seastars are awsome. Just need to read up a bit more before you just buy one. Some might need special care.
     
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    Thanks for the feedback, Dexter. I googled and it seems to me the one I saw might be a brown Northern Sea Star.
     
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