The Red Linckia Star has long cylindrical arms that are red in coloration. This sea star is one of the most popular with reef enthusiasts and thrives when maintained in good water conditions. A very active star, this species is normally visible during the day.
It prefers a well-lit aquarium with a sandy, coral rubble substrate, and live rock. It will move over the rock searching for small microorganisms and other bits of common detritus to eat. It may be harmful to clams, sponges, and small anemones. The Red Linckia Star is generally solitary. It is very intolerant of sudden changes in temperature, oxygen levels, salinity and pH of the water, and cannot tolerate copper-based medications. It should never be exposed to air while handling.
In the aquarium, the diet should be supplemented with dried seaweed, and small pieces of clam meat or tablets can be placed under the star.
Approximate Purchase Size: 1-1/2" to 4"