White Sand Star (Archaster typicus) Care
They are sand-sifting omnivores and do best in a well-established aquarium with plenty of algae, detritus, and organic matter for them to feed on. Their food can be supplemented with a variety of foods including mysis and brine shrimp, high-quality frozen foods and flake and pellet foods.
White Sand Star’s can grow up to 6″ and require an aquarium of at least 50 gallons with plenty of live rock and a deep sand bed. They are peaceful and will not harm corals nor fish. They may bother some small invertebrates.
NOTE: These sea stars are very sensitive to changes in salinity so acclimation should be done very slowly. They should NEVER be exposed to air.
Approximate Purchase Size
1-1/2″ to 3-1/2″