Serpent Starfish

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

  1. Common name – Fancy, Red, Banded etc Serpent Starfish

    Max Size – 12 in (30 cm)

    Care Level – Moderate

    Temperament – Peaceful

    Foods and feeding – The snail will search the aquarium for detritus and small organisms.

    Aquarium suitability –

    Reef compatibility – Yes

    Captive care – This starfish is extremely helpful in keeping the aquarium clean by eating the detritus. They are nocturnal and will hide in the rockwork during the day. 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