Chocolate Chip Starfish (Protoreaster nodosus)

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Chocolate Chip Starfish

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Chocolate Chip Starfish

Protoreaster nodosus

284 Litres (75 US G.)

30.5-38.1cm (12-15 ")


8.1 - 8.4

22.2-25.6°C (72 -78 °F)

8-12 °d

1:1 M:F

Live Foods
Other (See article)

8-15 years

Alternative names[edit | edit source]

Chocolate Chip Starfish, Chocolate Chip Sea Star, Nodular Sea Star

Synonyms[edit | edit source]

Protoreastor nodosus

Sexing[edit | edit source]


Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]

It is not reef-safe, as it will eat corals, tubeworms, other starfish and sponges. It is otherwise peaceful towards tankmates. It should not be kept with fish that may nip it, such as Triggerfish.

Diet[edit | edit source]


Feeding regime[edit | edit source]

How often to feed, etc.

Environment Specifics[edit | edit source]


Behaviour[edit | edit source]

A peaceful starfish as long as you're not a reef-dweller such as soft corals, clams, sponges, tubeworms or other starfish, which it will eat.

Identification[edit | edit source]

How to id the animal.

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