Price structure: Per starfish
Scientific Name: Fromia milleporea
Reef safe: Yes
Care level: Moderate
Color: Starfish will vary, no two are alike
Acclimation: Drip application is extremely important for all star fish due to the fact they don’t like intolerable changes in water chemistry.
The Tile Starfish is found over sandy substrates, on rocks, and sometimes climbing among corals and other invertebrates. It is constantly foraging for micro-organisms and detritus to eat, so the aquarium should have ample amounts of live rock. It generally lives alone, but if the aquarium is large enough to support more than one, it will tolerate others of its own species.
It is recommended to supplement its diet with small pieces of shrimp, mussel, or flaked food.
The Tile Starfish is very intolerant of sudden changes in oxygen levels, salinity and pH of the water, and cannot tolerate copper-based medications. The drip acclimation method is highly recommended for all Sea Stars due to their intolerability to changes in water chemistry. It should never be exposed to air while handling.