Appearance: The Blue Linkia Starfish has a vibrant blue or purplish-blue coloration, which gives it its common name. It has five arms that radiate from a central disk, and its body is covered in small tube feet. The arms are long and slender, giving the starfish an elegant appearance.
Size: Blue Linkia Starfish can grow up to 12 inches (30 cm) in diameter, making them one of the larger species of starfish found in the ocean.
Habitat: These starfish are typically found in coral reefs and rocky areas of the ocean. They prefer areas with strong water movement and ample hiding places, such as crevices or caves.
Diet: Blue Linkia Starfish are omnivores and primarily feed on detritus, algae, and small invertebrates. They use their tube feet to capture food particles and bring them to their mouth, located on the underside of their central disk.
Behavior: Blue Linkia Starfish are generally solitary creatures, but they can sometimes be found in small groups. They are known for their ability to regenerate lost limbs if they are damaged or severed, which is a common defense mechanism among starfish.
Care: Keeping a Blue Linkia Starfish in a home aquarium can be challenging because they have specific water quality and dietary requirements. They need a well-established aquarium with excellent water quality, proper filtration, and regular maintenance. It's important to provide them with a varied diet that includes live or frozen foods suitable for starfish.