The search for crowned starfish in the wild has been tedious and unsuccessful. Distant relatives of the starfish have been found, but never the crowned type. Expeditions to the sea are still held annually, and the hope of finding the crowned starfish still exists, but most believe it has completely disappeared in the wild. Fortunately, it can be found in artificial salt lakes. Thriving in the most polluted waters, efforts are continuously made to keep these creatures happy. They refuse to feed on anything else than pollution. Magis have to come up with creative ways of tainting the water without hurting the environment. If the water is not dirty enough, the crowned starfish will climb onto the shore and wait until it is to its liking. The feeding process is slow, as the starfish turn everything they consume into fairly clean water. They are useful when other bodies of water need to be purified. However, they can be rather moody, often refusing to feed if the pollution is not to their liking. Attempts have been made to release the crowned starfish in the wild, but the results are always the same. The starfish will crawl back on land and wait to be put back in their own polluted water.
Golden dots decorate the shell of his egg.
Every few months, the salted lakes the crowned starfish live in are cleaner than usual. This is when the hatchlings come out of their eggs. They need a less polluted environment to be healthy, and their parents do an excellent job in keeping the water clean. Even if they are tiny and somewhat cute-looking, the crowned starfish hatchlings can be aggressive. They attach themselves to a candy wrapper of their choosing and will remain there until it is consumed entirely. These wrappers need to be left in the lakes constantly as the starfish are moody even as hatchlings. The past contents of the wrappers are not important for the hatchlings. What attracts them is the color of the food. If the colors they are interested in are not provided, the hatchlings will wait until more candy wrappers are brought to their lake. If two or more hatchlings are interested in the same wrapper, they will fight until only one remains to claim the precious food.
The crowned starfish takes its name from both looks and its moody behavior. When reaching maturity, the starfish forms a golden crown-like outgrowth on the center of its body. Many consider it quite fitting, as the starfish is as moody as those with royal blood are said to be. Feeding exclusively on polluting things, some crowned starfish adults are pickier than others, preferring certain types of garbage or toxic liquids. Offering the starfish a variety of toxic food may sound like a bad idea, but in the end, it is best to keep these creatures happy. Although they purify the water they live in, it is not of the best quality, nor is it drinkable. They are not interested in purifying the water as much as they are in consuming the most disgusting garbage one can imagine. The happier the crowned starfish is with its food, the more vibrant are its colors. It makes it easy to tell if there is a need for a change in diet before the starfish crawls out of the water, leaving hard-to-clean trash behind.
Obtained from: Donation (Sep)
Renaming cost: 20000 gold
Release date: September 15th 2021
September 2021 Midmonth Donation Pet
Sprite art: Mysfytt | Description: Real