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Basket Star - Astrophyton muricatum - Large

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Basket Stars are unique and interesting creatures for large, well-established reef aquaria. They are orange to tan or brown in color and their arms are finely branched to form a fine net when unfurled. These specialized arms allow them to catch tiny planktonic animals as they drift by. Basket Stars prefer dim areas and usually only open at night to feed. By day, they will cling to a surface in a shaded area of the tank and curl into a tight mass. They may stretch to 24" when fully expanded, and need area enough to do so. As with any star, they are very sensitive to changes in water chemistry and salinity, and should be acclimated slowly and thoroughly upon arrival.
Specifications
MPN
412-BASKETSTAR
Manufacturer
That Fish Place
Common NameBasket Star - Large
Scientific NameAstrophyton muricatum
OriginCaribbean
AggressivenessLow
Reef SafeYes
Invert SafeYes
Community SafeYes
DifficultyModerate to High
Max Size (in inches)24
Min Tank Size (in gallons)200
DietPlanktivore
Specific Gravity Range1.022-1.026
pH Range8.0-8.4
Temperature Range75-82
RestrictedYes
Internal Id
28298

State Restrictions
Alaska
Armed Forces Americas
Armed Forces Europe
Armed Forces Pacific
California
Hawaii
Puerto Rico

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