Marble Starfish - Fromia elegans
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Marvel at the Beauty of Marble Starfish (Fromia elegans): Graceful Sea Stars for Your Aquarium
Dive into the enchanting world of Marble Starfish (Fromia elegans), a mesmerizing sea creature known for its intricate patterns and delicate movements. Native to the pristine waters of the Indo-Pacific, these starfish grace your aquarium with elegance, adding a touch of marine wonder to your aquatic ecosystem.
1. Unique Marble-Like Patterns: The Marble Starfish boasts distinctive marbled patterns across its limbs, resembling the intricate veins of marble. Each individual showcases a unique arrangement of these delicate designs, making them a captivating addition to your aquarium.
2. Ideal Size and Form: Growing to a size of about 4-5 inches (10-13 cm) in diameter, the Marble Starfish is a suitable choice for a variety of tank sizes. Its circular shape and graceful movement add to the visual appeal of your underwater landscape.
3. Native to the Indo-Pacific: Originating from the warm waters of the Indo-Pacific, particularly in regions like Indonesia and the Philippines, Marble Starfish are accustomed to tropical marine habitats with moderate water flow and abundant coral reefs.
4. Peaceful Marine Invertebrate: Marble Starfish are peaceful and gentle marine invertebrates, making them suitable for a community aquarium. They coexist harmoniously with various marine fish and invertebrates, contributing to a tranquil marine environment.
5. Reef Safe: These starfish are reef safe, and will not consume corals or other sessile invertebrates.
Tank Environment: Provide a well-established marine aquarium with ample live rock for hiding spots and grazing. The tank should be maintained at a stable temperature of 75-80°F (24-27°C) and a salinity of 1.023-1.025.
Feeding: The Marble Starfish feeds on microfauna and biological films found naturally in established aquariums, and will generally not accept prepared foods. As such, it should only be kept in large, well established tanks.
Compatibility: Marble Starfish are peaceful and compatible with a variety of marine fish and invertebrates, making them a great addition to a reef or community aquarium.
- Acclimation: As with other starfish, care should be taken to slowly drip acclimate Marble Starfish, as they're extremely sensitive to changes in salinity and temperature.