Sea Cucumbers are
excellent in reef and invertebrate aquariums at cleaning sand
and glass of uneaten food and algae. Water quality must be maintained,
and care must be taken with any water intakes/overflows to ensure
that the Sea Cucumber cannot become attached to an intake or
overlow and get killed.
The Australian sea apple extends its tree-like
feeding tentacles into the water column to capture tiny planktonic
food. A sea apple can make an attractive and interesting addition
to well-designed aquarium in which the animal is protected from
pump intakes and receives appropriate and sufficient food. The
Australian variety is know for the brightest of colors. Caution!
Do not house in an aquarium that contains any fish that may pick
on its tentacles. Generally, any fish that is prone to pick on
feather dusters, will pick on the tentacles of the Sea Apple.
These fish include; Butterflyfish, large Angels, and any species
that is not safe with inverts. Sea Apples have the ability to
releases toxins that may kill fish in the aquarium when they
are severely stressed or damaged by pump intakes or overflows.
Aquacon.com cannot accept responsibility for any loss that may
occur should this animal release poison into the aquarium.
Starting at $49.99
Pink, Green and Yellow
Description: The pink knobby sea cucumber has attractive
red or yellow feeding tentacles which are withdrawn when the
animal is out of water or feels threatened. To
see these tentacles, leave the animal in water and don't disturb
it. You may have to be patient and wait for the animal to feel
safe before it extends its delicate, branched feeding tentacles.Harmless
thorns: Thorny sea cucumbers have thorns on their body. But these
are soft and they do not sting. They have an under and upper
side. The underside has several rows of red tube feet. The tube
feet may be used to stick to seagrass and other things.
Diet: When submerged in water, feeding tentacles
are extended to gather tiny organic matter suspended in the water.
Each tentacle is inserted one by one into the central mouth and
wiped clean of any edibles.
Compatibility: reef safe
Warning: Like all Invertebrates, it is sensitive
to high levels of copper-based medications and will not tolerate
high nitrate levels
Purchase Size: 2" to
Description:Yellow Knobby sea cucumber is a beautiful
filter feeder for an established reef aquarium.
Tank size: It requires a
1 gallon or larger aquarium
Sea Cucumber's filter feeds micro plankton from the water column.
Feed any of the available phytoplanktons and zoo planktons. The
substrate is another excellent feeding source. Stir the substrate
at least once a week, and you will release beneficial food materials
for all your filter feeders.
Reef Compatibility:Excellent for an established
1-1/2" to 2"
Fancy Colored Cucumbers
An Excellent Sand Cleaner!
The sea cucumber group is related
to the sea stars, and other echinoderms. Its outside is covered
with hundreds of tiny feet which have suction cups at their ends
known as tube feet. It feeds with feathery tentacles, sifting
the water to trap a food item. In
general, keep only 1 cucumber for every 20 gallons of water.
It is very sensitive to high levels of copper-based medications
and will not tolerate high nitrate levels.