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Brittle Sea Star, Fancy Red
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Brittle Sea Star, Fancy Red (Ophiomastix sp.)
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Quick Stats

Care Level Moderate
Temperament Semi-aggressive
Reef Compatible Yes
Water Conditions 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.023-1.025
Max. Size 10"
Color Form Red
Diet Omnivore
Supplements Iodine, Trace Elements
Compatibility View Chart
Origin Fiji, Tonga
Family Ophiotrichidae
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Overview

The Red Fancy Brittle Sea Star has a very small red central disc which may have variable patterns. The long spiny, red arms are fringed with white or black spines.

It is nocturnal and often hides under rocks during the day. At night, it comes out to eat detritus and small organisms. It cannot tolerate copper-based medications.

The Red Fancy Brittle 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 it may be fed zooplankton, very finely chopped meaty items, and liquid invertebrate foods.

Approximate Purchase Size: 3" to 6"

Customer Testimonials

Rhonda W Chattanooga , TN
Fantastic! Acclimated well, was larger than I expected, and is very active at night. Great packaging for shipping and arrived the next day.
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