Notes: This brilliant red starfish is quite hardy once acclimated. Its arms break off easily and may regenerate whole new starfish. It will spend much of its time foraging the reef for tiny micro-organisms and detritus to eat. It is considered reef safe although it may be a threat to some sponges.
Maintain stable pH and specific gravity levels to keep this starfish healthy. Sudden changes in water parameters can cause bacterial infections that may cause necrosis of its arms, or even death.
Although it is a scavenger you may supplement its diet by placing scraps of meaty foods near it, or under it.