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Home > Marine Invertebrates > Tunicates and Sea Squirts > Sea Squirts
Sea Squirts (Polycarpa aurata)
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 QUICK STATS
Care Level: Moderate
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Compatible: Yes
Waterflow: Medium
Water Conditions: 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.023-1.025
Color Form: Orange, Purple, Red, Yellow
Diet: Filter Feeder
Supplements: Iodine, Trace Elements
Origin: Caribbean, Fiji, Indonesia, Vanuatu
Family: Styelidae

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Sea Squirts make an unusual addition to the well-established reef aquarium. The body of the sea squirt is smooth with two openings, one for intake and one for exhaust. These tunicates are solitary animals that constantly filter the water for small phytoplankton and particulate organics.

The sea squirt requires a strong current and excellent water conditions. Place sea squirts in between the rockwork in the reef aquarium and they will quickly attach to their new home.

All sea squirts will require supplemental feeding with liquid plankton and other dissolved organic foods, as well as benefiting from the addition of iodine and trace elements.

Approximate Purchase Size: Small 1 1/2" to 2" Medium 2" to 3 1/4" Large 3 1/4" to 4 1/2"


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  SW - Black Sea Squirt
  CN-90071,  $ 13.99
 
    
  SW - Orange Sea Squirt
  CN-80502,  $ 15.99
 
    
  SW - Multi-Colored Sea Squirt (Fiji) - Small
  CN-76687,  $ 24.99
 
    
  SW - Multi-Colored Sea Squirt (Fiji) - Medium
  CN-90072,  $ 29.99
 
    
  SW - Multi-Colored Sea Squirt (Fiji) - Large
  CN-76688,  $ 39.99
 
    
  SW - Multi-Colored Sea Squirt (Caribbean) - Small
  CN-76689,  $ 24.99
 
    
  SW - Multi-Colored Sea Squirt (Caribbean) - Medium
  CN-76690,  $ 29.99
 
    
  SW - Multi-Colored Sea Squirt (Caribbean) - Large
  CN-76691,  $ 39.99
 
    
  SW - Multi-Colored Sea Squirt (Indonesia) - Small
  CN-76692,  $ 24.99
 
    
  SW - Multi-Colored Sea Squirt (Indonesia) - Medium
  CN-76693,  $ 29.99
 
    
  SW - Multi-Colored Sea Squirt (Indonesia) - Large
  CN-76694,  $ 39.99
 
    
  SW - Multi-Colored Sea Squirt (Vanuatu) - Small
  CN-76695,  $ 24.99
 
    
  SW - Multi-Colored Sea Squirt (Vanuatu) - Medium
  CN-76696,  $ 29.99
 
    
  SW - Multi-Colored Sea Squirt (Vanuatu) - Large
  CN-76698,  $ 39.99
 
    
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