Chocolate Chip Star
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  • Chocolate Chip Star

  • Protoreaster nodosus

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  • Tank Size: 75 Gallons
    Tempermant: Peaceful
    Maximum Size: 12"
    Coloration: Red, Brown, Tan, Black
    Diet: Carnivore
    Regions Found: Indo-Pacific Ocean
    Reef Compatible: No
    Experience Level: Beginner
    Guarantee: Live Guarantee Available
    Water Conditions: 74-82° F, SG 1.020-1.027, PH 7.9-8.5
    Other Names: Armor Chocolate Chip Star, Knobby Starfish, Horned Sea Star, Chocolate Chip Sea Starfish
  • Description
  • Chocolate Chip Star are one of the most desirable of all the commonly found Starfish. Chocolate Chip Stars make better additions to FOWLR tanks than they do to reef tanks.

    Chocolate Chip Starfish get their name from their mostly brown tannish body with dark black protrusions extending off their body. These protrusions resemble chocolate chips on top of a cookie.

    Chocolate Chip Starfish can reach an adult size of around 12 inches and need to be kept in tanks that are at least 75 gallons in size. Chocolate Chip Stars are very peaceful stars, and shouldn’t bother too many of their tank mates. Chocolate Chip Stars should be kept in larger FOWLR tanks with fish that aren’t too aggressive. Since Chocolate Chip Starfish are not fast movers, fish such as Triggers and Puffers will make a meal out of them given the chance.

    Chocolate Chip Stars do not make good stars to add to a reef tank, since they will pretty much eat anything they find laying around. This can include some inverts, clams, as well as some coral. Chocolate Chip Stars are carnivores and prefer a diet that is rich in meaty foods. Most times Chocolate Chip Stars can do very small just cleaning up the tank eating leftover foods. If you need to supplement their diet, you can add meaty foods like mysis shrimp and small pieces of fresh seafood like chunks of clam and shrimp to the tank.

    Please feel free to contact us with any questions you might have about the Chocolate Chip Starfish and if it’s the right starfish for your tank. Also please note that there are various colors of Chocolate Chip Stars, so please make sure you select the right color you’d prefer in the item options drop down list.

    Tiny: Up to 1.5", Small: Over 1.5-2", Small / Medium: Over 2-2.5", Medium: Over 2.5-3.25", Medium / Large: Over 3.25-4", Large: Over 4-4.5", Extra Large: Over 4.5-5.5", Extra Extra Large: Over 5.5-6.5", Show Size: Over 6.5-7.5", Jumbo: Over 7.5"
 
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