FL Keys Common Orange Starfish, Ehinaster spinulosus- Reef SafeI
Scientific Name: Echinaster sentus
Reef Compatibility: Yes (A larger specimen could be harmful to clams, sponges, and small anemones in the reef aquarium.)
Minimum Tank Size: 20 gal
Max Size: 7”
A handsome reddish-orange starfish with white spots. Exhibits several color phases within the species. Unlike the Atlantic Asterias, Echinaster is a well behaved, compatible member of the aquarium. Extending its eyecatching, vivid orange tubed feet, it propells iself gracefullly over the bottom and ascends the aquarium walls. It never burrows into the sand, and outlasts all other starfish. One of our most popular specimens.