The Orange Linckia Starfish belongs to the echinoderms, which has tube feet specialized for crawling and preying on sessile animals. We suggest you to keep plenty of live rocks, where it will be found most of the time. The Orange Linckia Starfish is comparatively smaller that other closely related species and that make an adorable petite species in your reef tank. It possesses an amazing regenerative ability and are able to grow new or individuals by fragmentation of the existing Linckia. The Orange Linckia Starfish should never be housed with the parasitic snail such as Thyca crystalline because that might kill it, and should be removed immediately if is found under the same. The Orange Linckia Starfish is very sensitive to any changes in water parameters, and hence can act as a good indicator to water quality. It might get attacked by hermit crabs, true crabs, and some fishes, and thus should not be housed with the same. Once established, the Orange Linckia Starfish does well and is quite hardy that makes a very good addition to any marine aquarium. It reproduces by asexual method, and undergoes self amputation, where it sheds one or more arms at various positions, which later grows into a new individual. The Orange Linckia is considered an omnivore but the diet mostly consists of bacterial surface films and sponges which are usually present in an established tanks. It is completely reef safe and does not bother any corals instead feeds on live rocks covered with algae. The Orange Linckia Starfish needs a careful acclimatization period of four hour at the time of getting it introduced in the tank. It is very sensitive to fluctuating water parameters and eventually starves to death, therefore it needs acclimation hours of four hours at least.
The Orange Linckia, a.k.a. Red Linckia, is a five-armed Starfish exotically colored in orange. These Stars feed on algae found on aquarium glass, rockwork, and substrate. They are completely reef safe and are a must have for anyone with either a fish-only or reef tank.Starfish are 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.Echinoderms are central disc organisms that use tube feet or spines to move their bodies. Sea Stars belong to the Class Asteroidea. This is made up of Starfish that usually have five arms with hundreds of small tube feet called podia lined on the underside of each arm. These arms are shaped like triangles and are connected to the central disc. Each podia is equipped with a suction cup end that allows for ease of movement and to control prey. On the underside of this disc is the mouth of the Starfish. Some Stars will release their stomach out from this mouth to engulf their prey.