General Starfish - Pentaceraster sp. - Large

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SKU: 264144
Manufacturer: That Fish Place

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The General Star (Pentaceraster sp.) has a very traditional starfish shape. They are thick-bodied starfish that usually have contrasting-colored bumps on their surface. Colors of these starfish can vary. They are not Reef Safe.

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 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 NameGeneral Starfish - Large
Scientific NamePentaceraster sp.
Community SafeYes
Specific Gravity Range1.022-1.026
Temperature Range75-82
DietOmnivore, Scavenger
Reef SafeNo
Max Size (in inches)10
Invert SafeNo
DifficultyEasy to Moderate
Min Tank Size (in gallons)75
pH Range8.0-8.4
Internal Id

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