Sea Cucumber

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The Sea Cucumber comes from the coastal regions of Florida and boasts a distinctive look and singular behavior. It is a powerhouse when it comes to cleaning the top layers of your sand bed.

With a tubular body and adorned with tiny tubular appendages it crawls along the aquarium floor. Its hues vary from a soft beige to deeper browns, harmonizing perfectly with sandy or rocky terrains in your tank. With its gentle demeanor and unique traits, this sea cucumber is bound to enchant both newcomers and seasoned marine aficionados.

For an optimal environment, use a substrate reminiscent of its native setting, like sand or fine gravel. It’s also essential to incorporate features like caves, nooks, or live rock structures for the cucumber to investigate and seek shelter.

Functioning as a detritivore, the Sea Cucumber thrives on organic debris and minuscule particles in both the substrate and water. It plays a pivotal role in keeping the aquarium pristine by digesting detritus and residual food. To ensure it gets adequate nutrition, maintain a rich mix of microorganisms and organic materials in the tank. You might also need to bolster their diet with specific sinking foods or tiny meat-based offerings.


Scientific Name

Holothuroidea sp.

Origin Caribbean
Max Size 3″
Family Holothuroidea sp.
Provider Keys Marine Life Direct

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