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Burgundy Linckia Sea Star - Linkia species - Burgundy Sea Star

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Burgundy Linckia Sea Star - Linkia species Taxonomy:
Burgundy Linckia Sea Star belongs to the Kingdom Animalia, Phylum Echinodermata, Class Asteroidea, Family Ophidiasteridae and Genus Linkia. Scientific names:
The scientific name of Burgundy Linckia Sea Star is Linkia species. Other common names:
Burgundy Linckia Sea Star is also commonly known as Purple Sea Star and Tamarisk Sea Star. Origin or natural range:
The Linkia species originates from the Indo-Pacific region including Tonga and Fiji. Size:
Burgundy Linckia Sea Star may grow up to a size of around eight inches. Color:
As the name suggests, the Linkia species is mainly Burgundy in color with the variations of deep purple to deep magenta. Aggression:
Burgundy Linckia Sea Star is non-aggressive towards the marine aquarium invertebrates. Compatibility:
The Linkia species is reef compatible. Venom status:
Burgundy Linckia Sea Star is non-poisonous in nature. Habit & Habitat:
The Linkia species is solitary in nature. Morphology:
Burgundy Linckia Sea Star has five to six long and cylindrical arms. Growth enabling environment in your marine aquarium:
Your marine aquarium must meet the following environmental specifications to successfully nurture the Linkia species in it:
Aquarium habit & habitat:

  • Tank type: To host Burgundy Linckia Sea Star, you should have a six months old Reef Type Marine Aquarium. The six months old tank would generally ensure the algal growth in it for the nutrition of the sea star.
  • Aquarium set-up:
  • Keep sand or gravel, coral rubble, rocks and Live Rocks in your reef tank having the Linkia species.
  • Better place one Burgundy Linckia Sea Star in a marine aquarium.
  • Temperature of water: The temperature of your reef tankÍs water should be maintained between seventy-two and seventy-eight degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Specific gravity of water: The specific gravity of your marine aquariumÍs water should range within 1.023 to 1.025.
  • pH of water: The pH value of your reef tankÍs water should scale between 8.10 and 8.40.
  • Illumination: The Linkia species requires ample lighting in the marine aquarium it inhabits.
  • Acclimation: Slowly acclimate Burgundy Linckia Sea Star to your reef tankÍs environment through Slow Drip Method. The slow acclimation process of the Linkia species takes a minimum time period of two hours.
    Feeding & Nutrition:
  • Diet: Burgundy Linckia Sea Star is Omnivorous in feeding habit.
  • Food content: The Linkia species eats detritus and phytoplankton, mainly Film Algae.
  • Supplements: You may supplement the diet of Burgundy Linckia Sea Star with dried seaweed and the meaty bits of clam.
  • The Linkia species eats Film Algae and therefore, keeps your marine aquarium free of Film Algae infestation.
  • Burgundy Linckia Sea Star eats detritus, thereby preventing the contamination of your reef tankÍs water by keeping it free of perishable organic waste matter.
  • Care:
  • The Linkia species is easy to maintain.
  • Sudden fluctuations in the pH and the temperature of your marine aquariumÍs environment may give pH shock and temperature shock, respectively, to the Burgundy Linckia Sea Star therein.
  • Copper and Nitrates in any form in your reef tank may prove lethal for The Linkia species.
  • Exposing Burgundy Linckia Sea Star to air may be fatal for it. Therefore, keep the Linkia species under water even while handling it.
  • Caution:
    Burgundy Linckia Sea Star may hurt clams, sponges and sea anemones. Therefore, do not keep the Linkia species with these marine aquarium invertebrates.