Starfish

Sunflower starfish (Pycnopodia helianthoides)

Sunflower Starfish (Pycnopodia Helianthoides) | A Detailed Guide to Care, Diet and Habitat

The Pycnopodia Helianthoides, Sunflower Sea Star, Sunflower Starfish, or Banded Brittle Star, are some of the largest sea stars. Sunflower sea stars are a popular choice among aquarium residents and marine aquarists. They are readily available, relatively affordable, and easy to care for in most aquariums. Sunflower sea stars are fairly large sea stars found …

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What Are the Functions of the Ampulla in a Starfish?

Starfish have a unique water vascular system that connects to their feet and allows them to move. Known as “tube feet,” these structures in the water vascular system use what is called an ampulla to push water through them, expanding and contracting the foot. The ampulla is an important structure in the water vascular system …

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Purple Starfish Habitat, diet and care

Purple Starfish – Ultimate Guide To Care, Diet And Habitat

Purple starfish are sea creatures. Like all sea creatures, they come with their own set of challenges and quirks. And similarly, like humans, they have different personalities too. Stylaster martensii is typically referred to as the purple starfish, but one of its other names, the giant-five-armed starfish, hints at how spectacularly its deep violet coloration …

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A starfish eating habits

How Do Starfish Eat? A Closer Look at the Eating Habits of Starfish

Starfish, also known as sea stars, are not fish. They’re spiny-skinned animals called echinoderms. Starfish have tube feet that help them move and capture prey. Some starfish have more than 20 arms covered in tiny suction cups. They have a unique way of eating. Their stomach can come out through their mouth, so they can …

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Ravioli Sea Starf

Ravioli Starfish – A Complete Guide About Diet, Habitat, Care & Facts

Ravioli Starfish is a very cute-looking starfish. It is commonly called the sea cookie is part of the Starfish family. Its scientific name is “Plinthaster dentatus”.  The ravioli starfish is a close relative of the chocolate chip starfish but is much larger. They have colorful spots and they are easy to care for. It has …

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Green Brittle Starfish

Green Brittle Starfish: Diet, Habitat and Tank Requirements

Green Starfish are commonly known as Green Serpent Starfish or Green Brittle Starfish. They used to be from the same species, but have recently been split into two different species. Green Serpent Stars usually have five long, thin arms, and they are also thinner than their cousins, the Green Brittle Stars. This makes them better …

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