Chocolate Starfish (Protoreastor nodosus)
The Chocolate Starfish is also known as the Chocolate Chip Starfish. It should be kept in a large aquarium housing mild-mannered fish. It is not reef safe and they will eat soft corals, sponges, tubeworms, clams, and other starfish. It is important to keep in mind that the Chocolate starfish can grow up to 15 inches in diameter, and because of this, it is appropriate for only very large aquariums.
COMMON NAME: Chocolate Starfish
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Protoreastor nodosus
SIZE AVAILABLE: ~1 1/2 inches
MINIMUM TANK SIZE: 20 gallons
CARE LEVEL: Moderately Easy
REEF SAFE: No
AVAILABILITY: Most always available - 99%
*NOT reef safe.
*Will eat corals and slow moving inverts.