Serpent Sea Star, Fancy Banded

lg 89384 Serpent Sea Star
Latin name: (Ophiocoma sp.)

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Tan, Yellow



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The Fancy Banded Serpent Star is a spectacular addition to any marine aquarium, originating from the reefs of the Caribbean. With its central disc being tan to yellow in color and potentially featuring dark patterns, and its long legs banded with dark brown stripes, it is a visually striking scavenger. This starfish is sure to be a captivating addition to any tank, and its scavenging capabilities make it an invaluable asset to the tank’s environment. Furthermore, the Fancy Banded Serpent Star is quite resilient, making it easy for aquarists of any skill level to care for.

The Fancy Banded Serpent Star is an excellent addition to an established saltwater aquarium. It can provide a unique, eye-catching element to the tank while helping to keep the tank clean of detritus and small organisms. Of course, it is important to remember that it is nocturnal and needs plenty of live rock for hiding during the day. Additionally, it is important to be wary of copper-based medications as the Fancy Banded Serpent Star cannot tolerate them. With the right environment and care, this star can bring life and excitement to a tank for years to come.

In the aquarium, it may be fed zooplankton, very finely chopped meaty items, and liquid invertebrate foods. These food items provide essential nutrients and help keep the aquarium fish healthy.

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