• Red Knob Starfish

Red Knob Starfish

Brand: Inverts

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Scientific Name: Protoreaster linckii
Reef safe: No
Care level: Easy
Temperament: Peaceful
Color: Black/Red
Diet: Carnivore
Acclimation: Drip application is extremely important for all star fish due to the fact they don’t like intolerable changes in water chemistry.

The Red Knob Starfish is not a reef safe starfish but a great ornamental addition to a FOWLR tank system. These starfish have a grey brown body with red protrusions extending upward along each of its five arms. When Red Knob Starfish are small they will feed on algae, as they become larger they will eat soft coral, tube worms, inverts, sponges, clams, and other starfish. In the aquarium, the diet can consist of chopped clams, shrimp, fish, and squid fed once a week.