Echinoderms are central disc organisms that use tube feet or spines to move their bodies. Sea Stars belong to the Class Asteroidea. This is made up of Starfish that usually have five arms with hundreds of small tube feet called podia lined on the underside of each arm. These arms are shaped like triangles and are connected to the central disc. Each podia is equipped with a suction cup end that allows for ease of movement and to control prey. On the underside of this disc is the mouth of the Starfish. Some Stars will release their stomach out from this mouth to engulf their prey.The linckia star eats bacterial film, sponges and dead mollusks. Provide live sand and live rock for feeding stations and supplement with some chopped clam placed under the star.Starfish are intolerant of sudden changes in oxygen levels, salinity and pH of the water, and cannot tolerate copper-based medications. The drip acclimation method is highly recommended for all Sea Stars due to their intolerability to changes in water chemistry. It should never be exposed to air while handling.
Burnt Orange Linckia Starfish