Saltwater Aquarium Inverts for Marine Reef Aquariums: Red Ball Sponge
Red Ball Sponge
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Red Ball Sponge (Psuedaxinella lunaecharta)
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Quick Stats

Care Level Expert Only
Temperament Peaceful
Reef Compatible Yes
Lighting Moderate
Waterflow Medium
Placement Bottom to Middle
Water Conditions 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.023-1.025
Color Form Orange, Red, Yellow
Diet Filter Feeder
Compatibility View Chart
Origin Indo-Pacific
Family Axinelidae
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The Red Ball Sponge, is often referred to as Red Boring Sponge, and members of this genus are found in a wide variety of colors such as red, yellow, and orange.

The Red Ball Sponge requires a strong current and excellent water conditions.

All sponges, including the Red Ball Sponge will require some very special care to survive in the home aquarium. The most critical concern is that it never be exposed to the air. If it is, air becomes trapped in the matrix of channels that line the inside of its body. With air blocking the path for planktonic food to reach its cells, it will basically starve.

The Red Ball Sponge will require supplemental feeding with liquid plankton and other dissolved organic foods.

Approximate Purchase Size: Small: 1-1/2" to 2-1/2"; Medium: 2-1/2" to 3-1/2"; Large: 3-1/2" to 5"

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