They don't eat any foods you can buy. They graze off hard surfaces, and will run out of food in all but massive tanks.I tried keeping a fromia. I heard they usually don’t last long it died over the course of about 7 months. I don’t think it was eating. I offered various foods and no luck. It would actually toss anything offered. I do plan to read up on these guys and go for round two.
He was about two years old.How long did you have it?
Because when I first got into the hobby 10+ years ago I purchased a starfish without knowing much about them I had a newer one that did something similiar. It was like it was a sweater that just unraveled. I then looked up and found they were hard to keep, never attempted another. Typical impulse buy failure.
Have a sand sifting starfish. While not as flashy/vivid as linckia or from is, it is also not picky or very fragile. It is a very beneficial detrivore and sand stirrer. And I would argue that even though it's not as colorful as some others, it's full of personality and starfishiness. Very cool/cute and very star fishy behavior. Definitely worth it and down right recommended as long as you have a sandy bottom.To me the ocean and a reef "setting" just seems incomplete without a starfish. But how many of us are actually housing one in our reef tanks? Let's talk about it today!
1. Do you have a starfish in your reef aquarium and if so what kind?
2. Do you think there is an advantage to having a starfish in your tank?
3. Do you have any problems keeping a starfish happy and thriving in your aquarium?
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