Blue Starfish (Linckia laevigata)

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Blue Starfish

Blue Starfish

Linckia laevigata

379 Litres (100 US G.)

25-30 cm (9.8-11.8")


8.2 - 8.4

22.2-25.6°C (72 -78 °F)

8-12 °d

1:1 M:F

Other (See article)

5-15 years

Alternative names[edit | edit source]

Blue Star, Blue Starfish, Blue Linckia, Blue Sea Star

Sexing[edit | edit source]


Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]

Top, Middle or Bottom feeder?

Diet[edit | edit source]

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Environment Specifics[edit | edit source]

Must be acclimated to tanks very slowly and is highly sensitive to water parameter changes.

Behaviour[edit | edit source]


Identification[edit | edit source]

This species of sea star has five long tubular limbs which are rounded at the tips and with short yellow tube feet. It's firm in texture and the colours range in shades of blue, sometimes with spots towards the end of the arms. Turquoise, purple and orange variations have been sighted in the wild.

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