Red Serpent Starfish

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Red Serpent Starfish, Ophioderma squamosissimum, is one of the most stunning serpent starfish found in the Caribbean, and is also the largest.  Full-grown starfish can have a central disk diameter of almost an inch and a half, and legs as long as about 8 inches. Be aware that they can get really big and live a long time.

These starfish seem to be a little more sensitive to water quality conditions than the common serpents of the harlequin serpents, so I would not recommend adding them to a brand new tank or one that is being cycled.

Like other serpent and brittle stars, they are easy to care for and will eat almost anything that falls to the bottom of the tank or lands on the rocks.  They have a keen sense of “smell”, so they will sense when you are feeding the tank and will come out from wherever they are hiding and actively search for food.  They don’t eat corals or octocorals, but may try to eat clams, mussels, and scallops.

Small: 2 to 3 inch arms

Medium: 3 to 4 inch arms

Large: 4 to 6 inch arms

XL: 6+ inch arms

Additional information

Dimensions 1 × 1 × 1 in

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1 review for Red Serpent Starfish

  1. mnewman (verified owner)

    Took a few days to get one of these but it was well worth the wait. Phil called me the day he caught it and knew exactly what I was looking for. This guy shipped well and settled right in to a great spot behind the rocks where I can still see him some. Hopefully he comes out more often like my last one I had did. He’s healthy and doing well in his new reef.
    Great job guys. Big colorful nice fish and invertebrates. Great customer service and friendly company to do business with.

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