Sand Sifting Starfish


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If you are looking for something to clean your sand bed, the Sand Sifting Starfish are unmatched in its effectiveness! They have brown/ beige bodies which blend in with most sand so they can sometimes disappear when buried in the sand. Like other starfish they can effectively consume large amounts of uneaten foods and detritus. Sand Sifting Starfish are very peaceful and will help clean even the largest aquariums. You should always make sure your Sand Sifting Starfish is well fed with a variety of natural food sources and they will quickly clean your aquarium of detritus and then bury themselves in the sand bed, starve and eventually die. Similar to other invertebrates the Sand Sifting Starfish does not tolerate copper, high levels of nitrates or parameter swings in an aquarium. They are also very intolerant to changes in oxygen levels so you want to reduce the amount of time they are handled outside of the water. 


Diet: Algae, flake food, freeze dried foods and frozen foods.