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Blue Finger Starfish

The Blue Finger Starfish is always going to add a great dash of colour to the home aquarium. It adopts an amazing bright blue body which will almost definitely stand out even in a crammed reef tank. This starfish can vary in appearance greatly, with some also having red, blue or purple spots. 

Requirements
It is important to not add this starfish to a aquarium that already holds predatory species such as puffer fish and trigger fish as it may see the starfish as food. Additionally, it should not be added to a tank that contains a harlequin shrimp as it will be eaten. In order to keep this starfish thriving it needs to be housed in a aquarium of at least 100 litres with a deep sand bed to satisfy its natural behaviour. 

Suggestions
It is also important to note that this starfish is not significantly hardy, and will be susceptible to any sudden alterations in salinity, pH and oxygen levels. Additionally similar to all invertebrates it would not be in a aquarium with elevated copper levels or copper treatment should not be used on a tank containing this starfish. Furthermore, when purchasing this starfish it is important to very slowly acclimate it due to its susceptibility in changes and to also never expose it to air in the process. 

Feeding
This starfish will most likely be content with eating the algae in your aquarium, but if there is an insufficient amount present then it is important to feed them. They can be fed with a variety of food sources, such as shrimps, clams, mussels and other meaty foods as well as herbivore preparations. 

STATISTICS
Care Level: Difficult
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Compatible: Yes
Water Conditions: 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.023-1.025
Max. Size: 1'
Colour: Blue
Diet: Omnivore
Supplements: Trace Elements
Family: Ophidiasteridae
Origin: Fiji
 

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Easy to Care For
5
Easy to Feed
5
Peaceful with Others
3
Reef Safe
3
Average
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  1. L Right after introducing the blue Linckia into the tank, it started crawling all over the live rock in the aquarium. It is a beautiful sea star, and it will be the highlight of your tank (and a great cleaner). I ordered a medium, but it ended up being bigger than a large! Great buy.

  2. This star is well worth the money. It is actually cheaper than the others and is one of the best. It is a colorful thick star and is ready to eat the algae off from your tank glass. Conforms to the rocks in your tank, great cleaner. Don’t forget the star is just as valuable at cleaning as snails, shrimps and crabs are. A must for everyone’s aquarium.

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