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Chocolate Chip Sea Star

Overall satisfaction

5/5

Acquired: Other,
Fish / pet store

Appearance

5/5

Health

4/5

Easy to Feed

N/A

Easy Environment Needs

5/5

Compatibility with other species

5/5

Compatibility with own species

5/5

Activity Level

2/5

Visibility

4/5

Breeding

N/A

Interaction with owner

3/5

Chocolate Chip Starfish

By

Arkansas, United States

Posted Jul 12, 2012

The Chocolate Chip Star has dark protrusions from its dorsal side that look like chocolate chips. These slow moving seastars need to be housed in a tank with no natural preditors, like triggers and puffer fish. They are not reef safe because they will eat coral and shrimp. When mine gets hungry it will go up to the top of the water and extend one arm along the water surface. If I see it doing this I will always drop a little bit of food on that arm. It will start to work the food into its mouth by the hundres of suction cups. Once the food is at the mouth, the star will eject its stomach against the glass and start to digest the food out side of its body (weird huh!)

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