Care Level: Advanced
Reef Compatible: Yes
General Description: The Sea Apple, also known as the Violet Sea Apple, is a large and colorful cucumber that can make a striking addition in the proper marine aquarium. Originating from Indonesia, the Sea apple’s body can come in a variety of colors including red, yellow, and blue/violet, with an oral region and tentacles that are often red or yellow. The Sea apple will attach itself to live rock in a high current area and will remain in this spot unless bothered. A Sea apple can reach a maximum size of 8″.
Diet Requirements: Sea apples are filter feeders. They are not photosynthetic and absolutely require doses of live, frozen, or dried phytoplankton every day in order to live.
Tank Requirements: An extremely established, minimum aquarium size of 55 gallons is recommended to house a Sea apple. Maintaining stable water parameters is a component to the success of keeping this invertebrate; Sea apples are intolerable of high nitrates, or pH and salinity swings. Sudden water chemistry changes could cause the Sea apple to lose its oral tentacles. Generous live rock will mimic the Sea apple’s natural environment. Be sure to house a Sea apple with appropriate inhabitants that will not cause stress to it or nip at it. Most butterflyfish, angelfish, and other not-invertebrate safe fish are to be avoided. It is imperative to take time acclimating a Sea apple; we suggest via drip acclimation. Sea apples that are very stressed out, or die, release a toxin that is poisonous. Having appropriate chemical filtration is necessary to remove this toxin. Recommended water conditions: 76-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, salinity 1.024-1.026.
Purchase Size: 4″+
Note: Your item may not look identical to the image provided due to variation within species. Purchase size is approximate.