Granulated Seastar (Choriaster granulatus)

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Granulated Seastar

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Granulated Seastar

Choriaster granulatus

Challenging

sg

1.020 - 1.025

pH

8.1 - 8.4

[[Minimum temperature::72 °TEMPLATE:UNITS-TEMP| ]] [[Maximum temperature::78 °TEMPLATE:UNITS-TEMP| ]]

8-12 °d

1:1 M:F

Omnivore
Flake Foods
Other (See article)

8-15 years




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Alternative names

Granulated Seastar, Cushion Seastar, Granular Star, Doughboy Star

Sexing

Unknown

Tank compatibility

It is not reef-safe. It is a large star needing plenty of space. It should not be kept with aggressive fish that may attack it.

Diet

Feeds on detritus, dead matter and coral.

Feeding regime

Will graze constantly.

Environment Specifics

Unknown

Behaviour

Unknown

Identification

Large chunky starfish, looks soft in appearance but the body is actually quite stiff and rigid. Pale pink base colour with clusters of small brown papillae in the central part of the body.

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