Black Sea Cucumber

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Scientific name - Holothuria spp.

Family: Holothuriidae

Common name – Edible, Black Sea Cucumber

Max Size – 12 in (30 cm)

Min. Aquarium size – 50 gal (189 L)

Care Level – Intermediate

Temperament – Peaceful

Foods and feeding – This cucumber will filter the sand eating debris, algae, and bacteria.

Aquarium suitability -

Reef compatibility – Yes

Captive care – This cucumber emits a toxin that can irritate or kill other tank inhabitants. When acclimating this create, be sure not to get any of the water in the tank because it will contain a high concentration of the toxin. If they die or become stressed they will release this toxin. Cucumbers require a deep sand bed and pristine water conditions. When kept in small groups (one cucumber per 20 additional gallons) spawning in the aquarium may happen. Small amounts of nitrates or metals are toxic to them.
 

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