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Sand Sifting Sea Star (Astropecten polycanthus)

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  • Description

    Please note that the product information displayed is provided by manufacturers, suppliers and other third parties and is not independently verified by Petco.

    Sand Sifting Stars are one of the hobby's best detritus eaters. They sift through the bottom of your aquarium to consume much of the food and fish waste that accumulates there. This is not a sea star that you have to worry about adding to a reef aquarium. Add these into an aquarium with a little live rock and more sand to hide in during the day, and they will come out at night to do clean up. As they burrow in the sand, they turn the sand which oxygenates it. However, make sure the live rock is secure because this sea star can burrow under the rock, which can result in it toppling over. Even though these sea stars are excellent scavengers, their diet should be occasionally supplemented with finely chopped meaty items.

    • - Add to an aquarium with ample rockwork and deep sandy substrate
    • - For continued health, supplement with finely chopped meaty frozen foods
    • - Prefers higher salinity
    • - Cannot tolerate copper medications and high nitrates
    • - Reef safe

    Specifications

    • SKU

      3467482

    • Primary Brand

      Petco Marine Inverts

    • Days to Ship

      Ships Next Business Day

  • Live Animal

    • Max water Temp

      78 F

    • Pet Max Length

      1 FT

    • Special Diet

      Omnivore

    • Scientific Name

      Astropecten polycanthus

    • Min Water Temp

      72 F

    • Environment

      Marine

    • Temperament

      Community

    • Care Level

      Easy

  • Petco takes great care to ensure that the Live Fish, Invertebrates & Plants you order arrives safely and in healthy condition. All Aquatic Life are guaranteed to stay alive for 7 days from the day they arrive at your home or we will gladly refund your money. Returns or refunds cannot be offered on Live Fish, Invertebrates & Plants that you decide you do not want. Please ensure the items you order are what you want before finalizing the order. If you experience a loss of your marine fish, freshwater fish, invertebrates, or live plants within 7 days of delivery please contact Customer Relations at 877-738-6742.

  • ACCLIMATION: Avoid exposing new aquatic life to bright lights after opening the box. Turn off aquarium lights prior to floating aquatic life. Allow the sealed bag with your new fish to float in your aquarium for at least 15 minutes (but no longer than one hour) to ensure the water in the bag matches the temperature in your aquarium. A bacteria booster addition can assist with the addition of new aquatic life. Petco offers free water testing in store to determine if your water is safe for the addition of new aquatic life. DIET: A well-balanced diet consists of a variety of flakes, pellets, freeze-dried and frozen foods, depending on the species. FEEDING: Feed sparingly and no more than fish can eat in 1-2 minutes. Overfeeding can quickly foul the water, especially in smaller aquariums.

  • If we need to contact you for any reason about your order, shipping of your package may be affected. Once your order is placed, you will receive a confirmation email with your order summary. Orders are subject to verification of payment information by phone or email. We ship for arrival to the customer Tuesday through Friday and Saturday for an extra charge where available.

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