Linckia Sea Star, Purple EXPERT ONLY

Latin name: (Linckia teres)

Care Level

Expert Only







Preferred Conditions

Expert Only

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The Purple Linckia Sea Star is an attractive and resilient addition to the reef aquarium. It can reach up to 10 inches in diameter and is quite durable. It prefers a well-lit aquarium with a sandy, coral rubble substrate, and live rock. This species is an excellent scavenger, and will move over the rock searching for small microorganisms and other bits of common detritus to eat. It should be noted, however, that it may be harmful to clams, sponges, and small anemones, so keep an eye out for any potential issues. The Purple Linckia Sea Star is generally solitary, so it is best to keep it alone in your aquarium. It is also important to provide enough room for it to move around and explore. With the right conditions, the Purple Linckia Sea Star can be a beautiful and interesting addition to any reef aquarium.

The Purple Linckia Sea Star is incredibly sensitive to sudden changes in its oxygen levels, salinity, and pH. As such, the drip acclimation method is highly recommended as a means to ensure a safe and successful transition for the Sea Star. Additionally, it is important to note that the Sea Star must never be exposed to air while handling, and it is also important to avoid any copper-based medications. To ensure the wellbeing and safety of the Sea Star, these considerations must be taken into account. Taking these precautions will ensure a healthy and enjoyable experience with your Sea Star.

The diet should be supplemented with dried seaweed, small pieces of clam meat, or tablets to help the sea star.

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