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Green Sea Star (Nardoa galatheae)
Green Sea Star
Please Note: Due to variations within species, your item may not look identical to the image provided. Approximate size range may also vary between individual specimen.
Please Note: Due to variations within species, your item may not look identical to the image provided. Approximate size range may also vary between individual specimen.
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Green Sea Star (Nardoa galatheae)

Quick Stats

Care Level Moderate
Temperament Peaceful
Color Form Brown, Green
Diet Omnivore
Reef Compatible Yes
Water Conditions 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.023-1.025
Minimum Tank Size 75 gallons
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Care Level Moderate
Temperament Peaceful
Color Form Brown, Green
Diet Omnivore
Reef Compatible Yes
Water Conditions 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.023-1.025
Minimum Tank Size 75 gallons
Compatibility View Chart
What do these Quick Stats mean? Click here for more information

Overview

The Green Sea Star Nardoa galatheae is a member of the Ophidiasteridae family and is at home in reef and fish-only aquariums, as large specimen may eat small marine invertebrates. With a characteristic five-armed formation, it is actually a greenish-brown color with a mottled appearance.

Living in shallow rocky reefs in nature, they prefer a sandy, coral rubble substrate with live rock containing algae. As it moves over the surface, it will eat small microbes and other bits of detritus.

The Green Sea Star is not tolerant 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, supplement their algae diet with dried seaweed or algae pellets and small pieces of clam meat.

Approximate purchase size: 6" to 8"

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