Chocolate Chip Starfish
Scientific Name: Protoreaster nodosus
Reef Compatibility: No
Minimum Tank Size: 75 gallons
Max Size: 12 inches
Approximate Purchase Size: 2 to 3 inchesNotes: Also known as the Nodular Sea Star, or Chocolate Chip Starfish, the Chocolate Chip Sea Star. A large aquarium with open access to a mature sand bed several inches in depth best recreates the preferred habitat of the Chocolate Chip Sea Star. While relatively hardy, the Chocolate Chip Sea Star requires particular attention to water quality. Like many invertebrates, the Chocolate Chip Sea Star requires high water quality and will not tolerate high nitrate levels.