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Blue Linckia Starfish - Linckia laevigata

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Blue Linckia Starfish (Linckia laevigata) are interesting additions but should only be introduced by experienced keepers in mature aquariums. They typically have five rigid arms and are uniform blue with pink tube feet.

Starfish in general are very sensitive to changes in water quality and conditions. If temperature, salinity or other water parameters change quickly, starfish cannot regulate the change and are often damaged or killed. Be sure to acclimate carefully and while doing water changes, make sure the "new" water is as close as possible to the "old" water in its parameters.

Most starfish are scavengers. Some may prey on snails and invertebrates while others eat detritus, leftover food, and tiny organisms in and on the substrate and rockwork. Fromia and Linckia starfish are among the group of stars that are considered safe for corals (although Fromia starfish are thought to feed on sponges) and invertebrates while thicker-bodied stars like Chocolate Chip and Bahama stars will prey on snails, corals and other stationary inverts.


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Common NameBlue Linckia Starfish
Scientific NameLinckia laevigata
Reef SafeYes
Invert SafeYes
Community SafeYes
Max Size (in inches)15
Min Tank Size (in gallons)100
DietOmnivore, specific diet unknown
Specific Gravity Range1.022-1.026
pH Range8.0-8.4
Temperature Range75-82
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Not easy to keep


Tried these twice with no luck. They are extremely sensitive.