Pink and Black Sea Cucumber
Scientific Name: Holothuria sp
Reef Compatibility: Yes
Minimum Tank Size: 30 gal
Max Size: 12”
Approximate Purchase Size: 4" to 5"
Food/Feeding: Filter Feeder
Notes: The Sea Cucumber, also known as the Edible Sea Cucumber. It has a long, pink to reddish-brown body, which is usually darker dorsally, often green or black.
It does well in a large aquarium if provided with ample room to roam. Generally, for every 3 inches of sea cucumber there should be 20 gallons of water. It prefers a thick sandy substrate so it can scour through the sand for organic foods. The Sea Cucumber will spend most of its time in the open, though it may carry a thin film of sand over its body.
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 Black Sea Cucumber cannot tolerate high nitrate levels or copper-based medications.