Sea apple is the popular name for large round sea cucumbers, and this sea apple (which has a diameter of about 12 inches) was introduced to my fish tank this weekend. What a beauty!
That's really beautiful Ben!
Hey Ben, that's a nice specimen! Did you get him for gobbling down hair algae? I recently started a nano reef after about 4 years of not having one. I'll post some pics for you in a couple months when it's well established.
Wow that is really cool. We just got back from vacation in the Smokey Mountains - we went to the Ripleys Aquarium while we were there and saw all kinds of very cool aquatic life. If you ever get down to that area you should really check it out. It's a bit expensive but it was worth it.
hey dad...thats awesome! i move away and i have to go online to see pictures of my own fishtank! awesome tho...tell carl i like it!
Ben, I have said "Hi" a half dozen times. I have had Sea Apples. Lots of them. they are fun to watch. I do not want to be a sea apple though.
Sea apples are beautiful but can cause real problems in the tank. Once stressed they may release toxins that are harmful to their tank mates and if one ends up getting sucked into a power head or dies in the tank there is a very good chance that it can kill the whole tank. I had one for 3 years and did my best to mitigate the risk by running active carbon continuously and being careful about environmental variables that it could get tangled up in. Feeding was pretty simple, it seemed to like a mix of cyclopeeze, frozen rotifers, etc...
How can I tell if my sea apple is starting to die. I was told if I think it is dying to get rid of it to be safe, but I hate to toss it if it really is not dying. I have had it about 3 years so not sure how long they live either.