Saltwater Aquarium Inverts for Marine Reef Aquariums: Spiny Sea Cucumber, Green w/Pink & Yellow
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Spiny Sea Cucumber, Green w/Pink & Yellow
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Spiny Sea Cucumber, Green w/Pink & Yellow (Pentacta anceps)
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Quick Stats

Care Level Difficult
Temperament Peaceful
Color Form Green, Pink, Yellow
Diet Filter Feeder
Reef Compatible Yes
Water Conditions 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.023-1.025
Max. Size 5"
Venomous Poisonous When Stressed or Dies
Origin Indonesia
Family Holothuriidae
Minimum Tank Size 30 gallons
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Overview

The Pink and Green Sea Cucumber is a colorful filter feeder for home reef aquariums over 30 gallons. Rows of pink knobby thorns run lengthwise along its green and yellow body. Like Sea Apples, striking yellow and pink tentacles extend during feeding. Unlike most other sea cucumbers this animal normally stays stationary, when it finds a suitable location in the aquarium with the proper flow.

This species of Sea Cucumber feed by pulling small particulates from the water column, which stick to the hair-like appendages off of its plume. The particulates are then moved to the mouth and ingested. Feed daily with zooplankton or other liquid invertebrate food.

Like other Sea Cucumbers, Pentacta anceps has the potential to poison an aquarium. The chances of this happening are very rare unless the animal is accidentally sucked into an uncovered pump intake or overflow boxes.

Be sure to acclimate properly and house with appropriate inhabitants. The drip-acclimation method is recommended to minimize exposure to fluctuating water parameters. The Pink and Green Sea Cucumber cannot tolerate high nitrate levels or copper-based medications.

Approximate Purchase Size: 1-1/2" to 3"

Caution: This species secretes or releases toxins when stressed or injured that may kill fish in the aquarium. LiveAquaria.com cannot accept responsibility for any loss that may occur should this animal poison the aquarium.

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