I bought a Blue Linkia Star fish. This was the prize of my aquarium and one of my favorites creatures in my main display tank. I can remember when he arrived from the online vendor I purchased him from and I was super excited. I even named him Ralph. Well that was one month ago.
And I have some sadnews to report, Ralph is very sick, and I think I will lose him. In fact I already have. The sad part of Blue Linkia Star fishes are the fact that they have a very low
survivability rate in reef aquariums. This is partly because that 1) most people do not acclimate them as long as they are supposed to and 2) nobody really knows what they eat. Some say that they eat mirco-algae, still others say that they eat micro organisms. We do know this for sure, they don’t eat meaty items that most local fish stores say they eat. Even some online sources say they eat meaty items, this however is not the case. To keep a Blue linkia starfish I
recommend the following:
1) Kept in at least with 150lbs of Live Rock
2) Tank up and running for at least a year
These two things are found to have the highest success rate in keeping a Blue Linkia Star Fish. I know this is a result of poor husbandry on my part. I will most likely try another in a few months when my tank is more mature.
Pics of dying Blue Linkia Star Fish