A Feather, Flower, or Starfish…You Decide!
Crinoids, also known as feather stars, are a unique species that swim gracefully through the water. They are fascinating to watch! Although they aren’t true sea stars, both are echinoderms. Feather stars can be found in a wide variety of colors and while you may see one at a local fish store, know they are difficult for even an expert aquarist to keep alive. They require a strict diet and like starfish, are sensitive with changes in water chemistry. Although they may not be the best choice for the average aquarium, they are still amazing animals to observe. Learn more about more invertebrates here.