Understanding the Red Starfish
The Red Starfish is a wonder to behold. Also known as the Red Sea Star, its scientific name is Fromia. The animal may come in different shades of red but they are all gorgeous just the same. As a general rule, this kind of starfish is a loner. However, it is not an issue to have several for as long as your aquarium has enough size. Otherwise, they will just end up getting aggressive.
The Red Starfish does not need much in the way of care. With moderate maintenance it can sustain itself for as long as there is algae in your tank. It can scavenge for food by itself for as long as you have live rocks in your aquarium. The problem is, it cannot tolerate medications that are copper-based, which is a common form of medication formula for a lot of sea animals Pokies kept in tanks. Nitrate is also a no-no for this guy and it is also sensitive to several water properties such as PH level and salinity. If you do not honor these things, your starfish might die.
As far as breeding is concerned, forget about it. It is very hard to breed a Red Starfish in an aquarium. This means that if you want more of this, you just have to buy them. If diet is one of your issues, this kind of starfish can eat flaked foods and small fish. Truly magnificent to behold, this is one of the things that you must have as a collection or pet. People will be amazed when they see this starfish because it looks very regal and immaculate.
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