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Red Ball Sponge EXPERT ONLY
(Psuedaxinella lunaecharta)
Red Ball Sponge EXPERT ONLY
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Quick Stats

Care Level Expert Only
Temperament Peaceful
Color Form Orange, Red, 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
Origin Indo-Pacific
Family Axinelidae
Lighting Moderate
Waterflow Medium
Placement Bottom to Middle
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Overview

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"

Please note: We guarantee that ALL aquaria species we offer will arrive alive and in good condition. However, because of the increased level of care required for this particular species, it has been designated as "Expert Only." This species is recommended only for the expert aquarist, zoo, or research institution. “Expert Only” aquatic life is exempt from our extended guarantee after their arrival.

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