Sometimes called Red Sea Stars, these beautiful creatures have a variety of textures depending on the locale. They are one of the harder to keep starfish as they are sensitive to changes in salinity, pH and temperature. Orange Linckia Starfish can grow up to six inches and should be kept in larger aquariums. These starfish should be introduced to well established saltwater aquariums as they consume sponges and bacterial films. When handling Orange Linckia Starfish you should try to never expose them to air as they are very sensitive to sudden changes in oxygen levels. Similar to other invertebrates the Orange Linckia Starfish does not tolerate copper, high levels of nitrates or parameter swings in an aquarium.
Diet: Sponges, dried seaweed, small pieces of clam meat.