The Brittle Starfish is a scavenger that will feed primarily at night. They can grow up to 6 inches in total diameter, but we generally sell them roughly about 4 inches in diameter. They use their arms to scurry about the substrate of your rocks eating leftover food and waste, and do not normally require any target feeding. Brittle starfish are most active at night, and are likely to spend their time during the day seeking shelter in the nooks of your rockwork. You are unlikely to see them after adding them to a tank, other than an arm sticking out of the rock every now and then. Because they only feed at night and most aquarists feed the tank with the lights on, other scavengers like the nassarius snail are more effective cleaners. Nassarius snails will consume leftover fish food long before the starfish will venture out.
This species requires Express Mail and does not qualify for free shipping.