SAND SIFTING STARFISH Marine Aquarium Invertebrates

SAND SIFTING STARFISH Marine Aquarium Invertebrates

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Sifting Starfish (Archaster typicus).

Family: Archasteridae
Reef Compatibility: Reef safe
Temperament: Peaceful
Care Level: Easy
Diet: Detrivore

Max Size: 12 cm


The sand sifting starfish or sand star makes a great addition to clean up crew in the marine aquarium, the sand stars spend most of their time sifting the sand in search of food, as detrivores they feed on the detritus, waste & uneaten food etc that collects in the sandbed. Because of their behaviour and feeding habits they should only be kept in aquariums with 6cm or more of sand so that the star is able to completely cover itself.



Sand stars are one of the easiest stars to keep in the long term due to the ease with which they feed and shelter. Although it's best practice to avoid putting them in an aquarium that has been running for less than six months as they may struggle under those conditions to find enough food.




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 👍

Dee Stan

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

Richard Fincham