Formia Starfish


Scientific name – Fromia spp

Family – Ophidiasteridae

Common name – Red Starfish

Max Size – 6 in (15 cm)

Range: Indonesia

Care Level – Moderate

Temperament – Peaceful

Foods and feeding – The starfish will search the aquarium for detritus and other things. In a large, mature tank it won’t require supplemental feedings.

Aquarium suitability –

Reef compatibility – Yes

Captive care – This starfish will roam the aquarium eating detritus and other things it finds. It should only be kept in large, mature systems. It comes in a variety of colors and color patterns, including marbled. Like all invertebrates it is extremely sensitive to nitrates and copper, and even tiny amounts are lethal to them. If you find your starfish “dissolving” check for stray voltage in the aquariums, they are extremely sensitive to stray voltage. Like all starfish, they should never be exposed to air.
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