Linckia Starfish

Species information for the Linckia Starfish, in the Stars category.

  1. Scientific name – Linckia spp

    Family – Ophidiasteridae

    Common name – Blue, Cornet Starfish

    Max Size – 12 in (30 cm)

    Range: Fiji

    Care Level – Moderate

    Temperament – Peaceful

    Foods and feeding – The starfish will search the aquarium for detritus and other things. In a large, mature tank it won’t require supplemental feedings.

    Aquarium suitability –

    Reef compatibility – Yes

    Captive care – This starfish will roam the aquarium eating detritus and other things it finds. It should only be kept in large, mature systems. It prefers a large, well-established, brightly lit aquarium with a sandy substrate. As a juvenile it will hide more than as an adult. Like all invertebrates it is extremely sensitive to nitrates and copper, and even tiny amounts are lethal to them. If you find your starfish “dissolving” check for stray voltage in the aquariums, they are extremely sensitive to stray voltage. Like all starfish, they should never be exposed to air.
    Last edited: Feb 19, 2011
    little_fish, Feb 7, 2011