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Sand dollar

Family: Clypeasteridae

Care level: Moderate

Temperament: Peaceful

Reef compatibility: Reef safe

Max size: 8.5 cm

Diet: Detrivore, herbivore

Sand dollars are a facinating relation to starfish and sea urchins, in appearance it is much like a flattened sea urchin with an oddly deliberate looking pattern resembling a flower.

Sand dollars are found on top of and in sandy and muddy soft areas of the ocean floor where they often bury themselves for safety and to forage; their diet consists of detritus, algae, infauna and suspended particulate matter that has settled on the sea floor. Although they typically spend their time on or in sandy areas I have noted them often scaling rocks and glass in home aquariums where they likely reap algaes and biofilms forming on those surfaces. It may be assumed that the airation and movement of the sand bed that occurs during their day to day activity is beneficial to the home aquarium in the same way as a sand sifting starfish is.




Due to variations in species your item may not be identical to that featured in the image, we do however ensure the species is correct and that the markings and colors are very similar.

Before ordering please familiarise yourself with our alive arrive guarantee and the process for making claims under our guarantee.



We offer an 'Arrive Alive' guarantee on all corals, critters, fish and invertebrates. If they do not arrive alive then subject to these terms and conditions you can request a replacement or refund. We guarantee our livestock will arrive alive, there is no reason why it should arrive any other way due to the care and professional way in which they are packaged with heatpacks, polystyrene boxes and all other necessary precautions considered for the species we are shipping.

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Really nice shop. Nice coral and fish selection and prices are good too. Fish food is also a good quality and price. Will be visiting again soon 👍

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May be smaller then some shops in the area but very well priced and can always find a little jem or two in here I never leave without something new for the tank

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