Basket Starfish – Micro

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 3 customer ratings
(3 customer reviews)


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Product Description

Basket starfish, Astrophyton muricatum, are an unusual starfish found throughout Florida and the Caribbean. By day they are usually a tightly coiled into a ball hidden under a rock, or clumped up on a gorgonian, but by night they open up into a mass of waving arms that feed on plankton. They can get quite big, but we select smaller ones that are more suitable for most aquariums. The average size we sell open up to about 4″ and have a central disk that is about an 1/4 to 1/2 inch in diameter.

Basket stars are easy to care for and will actively feed on most foods at night when the lights are out. They can be coaxed into feeding during the day, but they are nocturnal feeders so that would be the best time to feed them.

Please Note:  Any new fish purchased from us or from a local pet store should to be quarantined.  All fish from anywhere in the wild can be possible carriers of bacteria and protozoa that can lead to an infection in your system, so we always recommend that you use some sort of quarantine system prior to adding them to your system.  If you have a fish only system and can medicate the whole system, you may not need a separate quarantine tank.  If you have a reef system that cannot be medicated, a good ultraviolet sterilization system should prevent any kind of disease outbreak.  We medicate our system for bacterial infections and protozoans, but because we don’’t always hold our fish for long periods of time, there is no way to be sure all the protozoan cysts have been killed.  A little bit of prevention will save you lots of trouble down the line.

3 reviews for Basket Starfish – Micro

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Dane (verified owner)

    This starfish is awesome-eats frozen mysis 3 times a week and has been thriving in my reef tank for close to 2 years now. Easiest thing to take care of. Would love to post a picture

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Steph30aydenb (verified owner)

    Got three of these. They shipped an extra so 4! :). Curious about how they will fare in the long run but so far are amazing. They are beautiful and happily curled up at the moment on there own gorgonians (also purchased from KP). Acclimated them for three hours but they seemed to have adjusted beautifully so far. Really hoping for the best. The livestock from KP is always amazing!

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Amanda (verified owner)

    Theses are the coolest stars! Each little extension that branches off the main legs move independtly! It is one of my favorite things to watch in my tank!

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