Brittle Starfish - Saltwater Sea Star


Common name: Brittle Star

Scientific name: Ophiocoma echinata

Size: 3" to 8"

Compatibility: Great for reef tanks

Food and Diet: In the aquarium it may be fed zooplankton, very finely chopped meaty items, and liquid invertebrate foods.

The Brittle Star originates from the reefs of the Caribbean, and are great scavengers for the marine aquarium. The central disc is tan to yellow in color and may exhibit dark patterns. The legs are long and are banded with dark brown stripes.

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