Feather sea stars, successfully keeping them in your reef aquarium.

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Feather sea stars, successfully keeping them in your reef aquarium.

Post  liquidg on 7th April 2014, 2:08 pm

These are two common types of feather sea stars, one found in estuaries and semi still waters behind islands and in bays and the other that is usually only found in open ocean waters, but from time to time can be found with the other types, if waters are of high quality for some time, for this no rain events are required!
Lighting for feather stars, you do not need to give them light for photosynthesis, as they are not photosynthetic at all! That being said they do convert vitamins through their flesh, so some light is essential.
They are extremely sensitive to nitrates and temps above 26c.
They have absolutely no fat or muscle storage areas on their body, so they require constant incidental and direct feeding to survive.

Much more to come when time.

Breathing and sensing.


Partly feeding


Being fed.

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