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Forbes’ Sea Star (Asterias forbesi)

Forbes’ Sea Star (Asterias forbesi)

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Forbes’ sea stars (Asterias forbesi) are an attractive species of starfish that lives in coastal waters from the Gulf of Maine south to the Gulf of Mexico. They are most common in shallow, rocky habitat as well as on dock pilings and in shellfish beds.

Forbes’ sea stars aren’t often available in the trade but can be an awesome addition to the appropriate temperate or coldwater aquarium. It is important to keep in mind when housing these starfish that they can reach up to 6” in diameter and will consume most shellfish and gastropods that they are housed with. 

Origin: Currently available animals are field-collected. 

Care Level: Intermediate-advanced. 

Salinity (SG): 1.021-1.026. 

Diet: Various shellfish and gastropods. 

Adult Size: Doesn’t typically exceed 6” in diameter. 

pH: 8.0+

Water Temp: 55-75F. 

Other Care Preferences: 

NEVER release your fish into the wild or stock public waterways without permission from a government agency!

*We are a licensed dealer and propagator of reptiles, amphibians, invertebrates, and fish in the state of Pennsylvania. All of our native and game fish (including bullfrogs, northern green frogs, and their tadpoles) come from licensed dealers and propagators with proof of receipt (available upon request to government agencies only). We WILL NOT under ANY circumstance sell any herptiles or fish collected from the commonwealth of PA, so please do not ask!*

Live Forbes’ Sea Stars (Asterias forbesi) for sale at MJS Reptiles. Live tropical and North American fish, reptiles, amphibians, and invertebrates for sale online and shipped right to your front door!

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