Sand Starfish - Archaster typicus

Sand Starfish - Archaster typicus

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Please note - All our marine livestock can only be kept in saltwater aquariums, not freshwater aquariums.

Scientific Name:
Archaster typicus

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How easy are they to care for?

How large can they grow?
1ft in size

Where in the world are they from?
Fiji, Indonesia, Singapore, Solomon Islands

What is the ideal number to keep together?
1 per 30 litres.

What water conditions do they require?
SG: 1.020-1.025, pH: 8.1-8.4
23-27 deg C (73-81 deg F)

What should you feed them?
Will eat debris and algae in the sand. Can also be fed a mix of meaty frozen foods.

How compatible are they with other fish?
Peaceful species, should not be kept with predator fish or inverts.

Can they be bred in captivity?
Not likely to breed in captivity.

Are they reef safe?