MarineDepot.com Education Center - Species Database
The Marble Sea Star requires a well established aquarium of six months or more in age. Eats ONLY an almost invisible film algae. Many newer tanks are not established enough to provide the amount of film algae required by this peaceful jewel. Intolerant of copper based medications, nitrates, phosphates. Keep water parameters stable and in good condition.
Behavior: The Fromia species is generally peaceful toward other tankmates.
Water parameters: Keep water quality high (SG 1.023 - 1.025, pH 8.1 - 8.4, Temp. 72 - 78 F).
Care: Many consider the Fromia species a low-maintenance specimen. Not venomous.
Size: The Marble Sea Star may grow to 4 inches.
Origin: The Marble Sea Star is commonly collected from Indo-Pacific.
Color: The Marble Sea Star has a red, pink, tan, brown, black, white, cream variations color.
Feeding: It likes to eat Eats film algae.
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