Brittle Sea Star, Banded

lg 80402 seastar
Latin name: (Ophiocoma scolopendrina)

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The Banded Brittle Star is an excellent addition to any established saltwater aquarium. Not only will it add to the aesthetic of the tank, but it is also nocturnal, meaning it will be most active when you are asleep. During the day, it hides under the rocks, but at night it comes out to eat detritus and small organisms. It is important to note that this species cannot tolerate copper-based medications, so be sure to avoid these when treating any illnesses in the tank. This species is an ideal option for any saltwater aquarium that has plenty of live rock for hiding. Additionally, its nocturnal behavior makes it a unique and interesting addition to the tank.

The aquarium-dwelling fish require a diet that is rich in proteins and fatty acids. In order to maintain a healthy fish population, it is essential to ensure they are receiving the appropriate nutrition. In the aquarium it may be fed zooplankton, frozen brine and mysis shrimp, and chopped meaty foods. Additionally, a variety of fresh vegetables, such as spinach and zucchini, can be provided to supplement their diet. Feeding your fish a balanced diet is essential to their overall well-being, and will help keep them healthy and strong.

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