Scientific Name: Linckia sp.
Ease of Care: Moderate
Approximate Full Size: 3.5 inches
Native Region: Indo Pacific
Reef Safe: Yes
Orange Linckia Starfish, Linckia sp., is found on several of the reefs scattered throughout the Indo-Pacific region. The 3.5" maximum size of this Starfish makes it a great size for aquariums of all sizes. More appropriately known as a Sea Star, this echinoderm makes a gorgeous addition to the reef aquarium with its bright orange coloration. It can be found looking for uneaten food and microscopic prey on the glass, rock, or sand.
Notes: Linckia Starfish are extremely sensitive to sudden changes in water parameters and to the presence of copper. Extra care and time should be taken whenever acclimating this animal.