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Orange Sea Starfish or Red Sea Starfish - JQ's ReefShack LLC

JQ's ReefShack LLC

Orange Sea Starfish or Red Sea Starfish

Regular price $30

Echinaster Purpureus

The color of the Orange Sea Star may range from orange to red. These Sea Stars have 6 arms and are more of a red color than orange.  Sometimes they can be called red sea star. 

It prefers a sandy, coral rubble substrate, or, especially live rock with algae. It moves over the surface, eating the small microbes and other bits of common detritus.

The Orange Sea Star is very intolerant of sudden changes in oxygen levels, salinity and pH of the water, and cannot tolerate copper-based medications. The drip acclimation method is highly recommended for all Sea Stars due to their intolerability to changes in water chemistry. It should never be exposed to air while handling.

In the aquarium, supplement with dried seaweed, and small pieces of clam meat, or tablets which can be placed under the starfish.

3" size available