Great Aquariums Start Here
1-800-566-3474
Live Chat Support
    Free Shipping
  • FREE Shipping
  • 14-Day Low Price Guarantee
  • Low Price Guarantee
  • Same Day Shipping
  • Same Day Shipping
FREE SHIPPING,
NO MINIMUM
99% of items now qualify for FREE SHIPPING in the contiguous U.S. Learn More
 
If you find a product we sell for a lower price at another online store, we will match their price to ensure you always pay the lowest amount when you shop with us. Learn More
 
Same Day Shipping
We promise to ship your order as fast as humanly possible. In fact, 99% of orders placed before 2 pm EST ship the same day! Learn More
 
Marine Depot Species Database

MarineDepot.com Education Center - Species Database

Purple Linckia Sea Star
Purple Linckia Sea Star
Tamaria stria

The Purple Linckia Sea Star is relatively rare and 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 invertebrate. Most Invertebrates, ESPECIALLY Seastars require very long and slow drip acclimation process of at least 2 hours or more as they cannot adjust quickly to even small changes in pH, temperature, and alkalinity. Like all invertebrates, this species is intolerant of extreme nitrate levels (over 20) and cannot live in tanks that have had copper-based medications dispensed. Due to the sensitive nature of this animals stringent acclimation requirements and sensitivity to being properly acclimated, it is on the Restricted Species List.
Diet: Herbivore.
Behavior: The Linckia 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 Linckia species a low-maintenance specimen. Not venomous.
Size: The Purple Linckia Sea Star may grow to 3 inches.
Origin: The Purple Linckia Sea Star is commonly collected from the Indian Ocean.
Color: The Purple Linckia Sea Star has a purple, lavendar color.
Feeding: It likes to eat Eats film algae.

Species Compatibility Checker

It is important to make sure species can peacefully cohabitate before adding livestock to an aquarium. Use our handy species compatibility checker to determine if the animals on your wish list will play nice together.
   
Compatibility:

Species Compatibility Chart
Marine Depot Species Compatibility Chart

Email Specials
Subscribe to our newsletter feed.
Newsletter Tips & Tricks! New Products!
Discounts & Promos!
Testimonials
August 14, 2016
"I love Marine Depot. Good products, good prices, and the videos provide information to help me prevent problems or solve them quickly."
Corri

August 14, 2016
"Service has always been great, shipping prompt, and no problems with returns. I wish all vendors were up to Marine Depot’s standards."
Bill

August 12, 2016
"I have purchased productsd from Marine Depot for 20 years and have never had a problem. I will always purchase from them."
Leighton

WIN A RIMLESS AQUARIUM! Sign up for hot deals, helpful videos, and a chance to win an AquaMaxx tank in the size of your choice!*