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Burgundy Sea Star
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Burgundy Sea Star (Echinaster sp.)
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Quick Stats

Care Level Moderate
Temperament Peaceful
Color Form Orange, Red
Diet Omnivore
Reef Compatible Yes
Water Conditions 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.023-1.025
Max. Size 6"
Origin Indonesia
Family Echinasteridae
Supplements Trace Elements
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The Burgundy Sea Star, also known as the Purple Sea Star or Tamarisk Sea Star, is a deep purple to magenta color, and has long cylindrical arms, sometimes having six instead of five.

It prefers a well-lit aquarium with a sandy, coral rubble substrate, and live rock. It will move over the rock searching for small microbes and other bits of common detritus to eat. It may be harmful to clams, sponges, and small anemones. The Burgundy Sea Star is generally solitary.

The Burgundy 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, the diet should be supplemented with dried seaweed, and small pieces of clam meat or tablets can be placed under the starfish.

Approximate Purchase Size: 3" to 5"

Customer Testimonials

Chris McCollum Paw Paw , MI
The burgundy star I received came with six legs. After a couple of months one leg fell off and crawled away. After a couple months you could see it growing 4 more legs. 2 for the price of one. Thanks!
Al Watts Seaside , CA
Here's a huge secret: go to your grocery store and buy some live mussels, they are very cheap. Put them in your freezer until needed. Use them to feed your starfish... they love them!!! You'll have to open them approximately half an inch. Your fish may try eat them until your starfish gets into it. Try to put the mussel directly in its path. One per week should do to fatten-up your star.
Tom Waxhaw City Not Selected , NC
Received this star a week ago, It arrived with 5 legs. Moved him from the quarantine tank to the main tank this morning and now the little fellow has 6 legs!!!! Wow, what a fast little guy he is too.
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