Here is identification, characteristic, biology, natural history, ecology, and other profile facts and information to learn about Starfishes or Sea Stars, and how to care for them in saltwater aquariums.
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An overall identification, characteristics and diet profile on Starfishes of the Class Ophiuroidea class that contains Brittle, Serpent and Basket Stars, which includes some of the best starfish species to use as reef tank janitors in saltwater aquariums.
An overall identification, characteristics and diet profile on saltwater Starfishes of the Crinoidea class that contains Sea Lilies and Feather Stars, species that are seldom kept in aquariums because of their delicate and sensitive nature.
An overall identification, characteristics and diet profile on saltwater Starfishes of the Asteriodea class that contains Sea and Cushion Stars, with the Sea Stars being some of the most commonly kept species in saltwater aquariums and reef tanks.
A profile of the Sand Sifting Sea Star (Astropecten polycanthus), a Starfish which is not reef tank safe.
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Your About Guides outline the basic characteristic traits of Starfishes and includes individual profiles on the 3 Classes - Asteroidea (Sea & Cushion Stars), Ophiuroidea (Brittle, Serpent & Basket Stars), and Crinoidea (Feather Stars & Sea Lilies), as well as many of the species contained within them.